RESEARCH, ORGANISING INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS
I have designed and managed research, information-management and communications projects for 25+ years. I draw on my Library & Information Science background, my ability to make sense of technical material, and my networking skills. I believe it is vital to tell complicated stories in an engaging and elegant way, especially with respect to compliance, standards and rights.
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:
- Managing the £700k pa grants portfolio for the Endangered Archives Programme based at the British Library
- Designing learning programmes, conferences, workshops and events for arts organisations and charities
- Commissioning and writing print and online learning and information resources. I have designed, written and managed websites since 1994
- Creating 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.
- Endangered Archives Programme
- 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 pilot, a BBC and Arts Council England partnership.
- Noise & musicians’ hearing: research, partnership and publication project.