RESEARCH, ORGANISING INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS
I have designed and managed research, information-management and communications projects for over 20 years.
I draw on my library & information background (for order and consistency of approach), my ability to make sense of technical material, and my networking skills. I am known for being able to tell a complicated story in an engaging way, and for finding elegant solutions to tricky problems – especially with respect to compliance, standards and IPR.
My MSc thesis looked at information overload and information design. I enjoy the challenge of making messages accessible to all – especially busy and creative people and those who are working in a foreign language: I spent many years as a language teacher and eight at the National Centre for Languages (CILT) where I developed the work on linguistic diversity.
Some examples of past and current projects:
- I have designed learning programmes, conferences, workshops and events for arts organisations and charities.
- I have commissioned and created print and online learning and information resources for several organisations; I have designed, written and managed websites since 1994.
- I have created procedures manuals and systems for small arts organisations so that they present a coherent image, save money on accountants’ fees and spend less time on paperwork.
- Jisc: Interactive Learning Resources for the Skills sector (ILRS).
- BAPAM: re-brand; all print and online comms including the posters and reminder cards ‘Are you suffering for your art’; creation of the original online directory of health practitioners specialising in performers’ health.
- The Space: learning and production support offering for the ‘creative adventure’ – a partnership of the BBC and Arts Council England.
- Noise & musicians’ hearing: research, partnership and publication project.