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Academic Qualifications

University of Derby

September 2022 -

MA Film and Screen Production

Practical MA following the scriptwriting pathway building the practical, aesthetic and technical skills needed to develop original creative projects. Course covers all stages of the creative content-making process to complete a full-length screenplay/script. Predicted Grade: Distinction.

University of Derby

September 2018 - September 2020

MA Creative Writing

Professional practice-based course designed to develop, hone and extend writing skills. Includes understanding the key stages in the writing process and producing original creative work. Grade achieved: Distinction.

University of Derby

September 2017 - February 2018

MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy

Innovative approach to psychotherapeutic practice that covers three different approaches; person-centered, attachment theory, and cognitive behavior psychotherapy. Achieved module 'Integrating psychotherapeutic theory and professional practice'.

Nottingham Trent University

September 2009 - June 2011

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Planning, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning activities in the post-compulsory education sector. Course develops the ability to reflect upon and learn from professional practice and perform professional roles whilst creating a sound foundation for further professional and career development. Grade achieved: Pass.

University of Derby

September 2004 - September 2006

MSc Marketing Management

Professional course combining creativity and practical strategic marketing knowledge with strong management and leadership skills. Explores consumer decision-making, marketing communications, branding, logistics and customer satisfaction – all within a global context. Grade achieved: Merit.

Buckinghamshire University

September 2001 - June 2004

BA (Hons) Marketing 

Marketing degree with professional accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Course includes learning how to combine all elements of the marketing mix and the skills, knowledge and creativity to shape an organisation’s marketing strategy. Grade achieved: First Class Honours.

Professional Experience

September 2022 -

Evolution Film - Steering Group and Scriptwriting Consultant

Evolution Film was established in 2022 for the purpose of examining and addressing inequality in the film and television industries. We campaign to provide equal opportunities for people who are on the neurodiversity spectrum or have a physical or mental disability. My role includes working as a scriptwriting consultant on projects with aspiring new writers and filmmakers.

September 2020 -

Borderline Arts - Scriptwriter

Planning, writing and editing the script for the dramatised documentary film ‘On The Borderline’, which aims to show the realities of living with BPD. This is an exciting collaboration with Borderline Arts and experienced film director Doug Smith. The production is supported by Derby QUAD and we plan stage a launch event at their cinema and exhibition centre. The film will then be available for online streaming as a training resource for NHS professionals and social services.

July 2017 -

Derbyshire Mind - Trustee

Working with the Board of Trustees to ensure that the charity is run in the interests of the people it is there to support. Position involves overseeing marketing strategy, finance, personnel, legal compliance and policy administration. My role includes working with people with lived experience of mental health conditions to inform our decision making and strategic planning.

August 2015 - July 2017

Cyprus Samaritans - Marketing Consultant

As marketing consultant I guided the charity to design and implement a revised national marketing communications campaign based on macro-environmental analysis and strategic planning. Role included creating promotional materials and website development.

September 2009 - June 2015

Derby College - Lecturer

Planning and delivering Business and ICT modules to a diverse range of learners through level one to level six. This role also included the provision additional support for students with neurodiversity, mental health conditions and emotional and behavioural problems.

September 2005 - August 2009

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust - Marketing Officer

Marketing, fundraising and publicity. This position required strong administrative skills and attention to detail. The role encompassed appearing on live radio, writing and editing copy for local media and contributing to articles for television programs.

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