2002 University of Portsmouth, Ph.D. Research Doctorate ‘Significant Objects in Migrant’s Experiences.’
1993 Middlesex University, MA History of Design
1982 University of Sussex, Postgraduate Certificate in Art Education
1981 Winchester School of Art BA (Hons), Fine Art (Sculpture)
1980 L’ecole de Beaux Arts, Dijon. (Spring term; Bronze casting)
1978 Harrow School of Art, Certificate in Foundation Studies (Art)


2006: ‘Hidden Objects in the World of Cultural Migrants: Significant Objects Used by European Migrants to Layer Thoughts and Memories’ in Histories and Memories; Migrants and Their History in Britain; Part III: ‘Memory, Metaphor and Material Culture’, Ed. K. Burrell and P. Panayi, Taurus Academic Studies, pp.171-188 ISBN 1845110420.
2001: ‘Hidden Objects in the Worlds of Cultural Migrants’. Conference publication, Making and Unmaking: Creative and critical practice in a designed world Annual Conference 2000. Design History Society. ISBN 1861372272

Teaching and Lecturing

2003-2009 Part-time lecturer, North London Arts. Contextual and Historical Studies in Art and Design. Tutor for Art and Design studio practice. Foundation Degree Fashion, Graphics and Media studies.
2004-2005 Visiting lecturer, University of London, Department of Romance Studies, lecturing on MA Cultural Memory.
1982-1998 Teacher, Art and Design, London secondary schools

Conference Papers

2008: ‘Broken Lines of Communication’ Symposium, ‘The making and re-making of European History after 1945, Birbeck College, University of London (24 October). Research into ‘post-memory’ demonstrated through a series of collages and paintings that reflect the memories of my dislocated ancestry.
2007: ‘Objects and Identity: Sensory orientation through the arrangement of objects and furniture, Conference, ‘Sustainability and Quality of Life, at RGB-IBG, The Royal Geographical Society (29-31 August)
2006: ‘Inherited Objects: How the Body Remembers’ Congress Cath. ‘The Afterlife of Memory’, University of Leeds (5-8 July).
2005: Paper entitled ‘Inherited Objects: How the Body Remembers’ conference ‘People and Their Pasts’, Ruskin College, Oxford University (September)
2004: ‘Hidden Objects: The articulation of self-identity across discontinuity in life
experience’, The Politics of Cultural Memory Conference, Manchester
Metropolitan University (November).
2004: ‘Hidden Objects: The articulation of self-identity across discontinuity in life experience’ at the second Culture and the Unconscious Conference. SOAS (July).
2003: ‘Hidden Objects: The articulation of self-identity across discontinuity in life experience’ History Conference- Immigration, History and Memory, De Montfort University, Leicester (September 6-7) .
2002: Seminar, Another Land, Another Voice: The Literature of Exile. Exiled Writers Ink! Soho Theatre. Paper entitled ‘Hidden Objects in the Worlds of Cultural Migrants’ (May).
2001: Living in the Material World III: ‘Navigating the Material World’
The Design Council Archive at the University of Brighton. Paper entitled ‘Hidden Objects in the Worlds of Cultural Migrants’.
2000: ‘Making and Unmaking’, creative and critical practise in a designed world. Annual Conference, Design History Society, University of Portsmouth, paper entitled ‘Hidden Objects in the worlds of Cultural Migrants’ (7-9 September).