CV

HIGHER EDUCATION

PhD, Art History and Visual Studies, University of Manchester, September 2004-February 2009
Thesis: ‘Reopening the Cabinet of Curiosities: Nature and the Marvellous in Surrealism and Contemporary Art’

Magister Artium, German, French and Art History, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany, September 1996-November 2003
Dissertation: ‘The Interplay of Text and Image in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Tales’

Socrates/Erasmus Exchange Programme, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy, March-July 1999

Socrates/Erasmus Exchange Programme, Université Lumière 2 de Lyon, France, September 1998-February 1999


CURRENT AND RECENT EMPLOYMENT

Owner and Founding Director, NordicFit+ – Nordic Walking & Fitness Manchester, August 2016-present

Lecturer in Arts Management and Museology (part-time), School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester, September 2019-September 2020

Lecturer in Arts Management and Museology (part-time), School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester, January-June 2019

ParkLives Nordic Walking Instructor, Manchester City Council, April-December 2017

Publicity Manager and Events Coordinator (part-time), Medical Humanities Laboratory, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, April 2016-February 2017

Lecturer in Art History and Visual Studies (part-time), School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester, September 2013-June 2015

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester, February 2009-August 2013

Research Coordinator (part-time, maternity cover), Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, January-August 2008

Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, September 2006-January 2007


FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS & ACADEMIC AWARDS

Honorary Research Fellow, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester, September 2015-December 2018

Manchester Wellbeing Fund (£3,000), Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Manchester City Council, August 2019-July 2020
Project: ‘South Manchester Nordic Walkers’

Manchester Wellbeing Fund (£4,160), Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and buzz Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service, April 2018-March 2019
Project: ‘NordicFit+ – Nordic Walking & Wellbeing Manchester’

British Academy Small Research Grant (£10,000), University of Manchester, April 2013-March 2015
Project: ‘Coral: Something Rich and Strange’

British Academy Training/Dissemination Grant (£2,988), University of Manchester, April 2013-March 2015

Arts Council England’s ‘Grants for the arts’ Programme (£30,000; jointly submitted with Prof David Lomas and Manchester Museum), July 2013-March 2014
(used towards the exhibition Coral: Something Rich and Strange)

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Manchester, September 2010-August 2013
Project: ‘A Cultural History of Coral, c. 1850-2010’

[Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, offered but not taken up, September 2010-August 2012]

Henry Moore Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Manchester, February 2009-August 2010
Project: ‘Objects Curious and Marvellous: Their Collection and Display in the Wunderkammer, Surrealism and Contemporary Art’

Zochonis Special Enterprise Award, University of Manchester, July-August 2006
(used towards travel and subsistence for research trips to Paris (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle and Bibliothèque nationale de France) and Poitou-Charentes (Château d’Oiron))

Postgraduate Research Training Fund, University of Manchester, March 2006
(used towards conference fees, travel and subsistence)

PhD Studentship, AHRC Research Centre for Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies, University of Manchester, September 2004-June 2007


EXHIBITION


PUBLICATIONS


ACADEMIC PAPERS, TALKS & CONFERENCES


ACADEMIC TEACHING


FITNESS QUALIFICATIONS

Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral, May 2018

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym), November 2017

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Walking (Nordic Walking), August 2016

INWA Nordic Walking Instructor, July 2016

DSV-Instructor Alpin (approx. BASI Alpine Ski Level 2 Instructor equivalent), 1997

DSV-Grundstufe Alpin (approx. BASI Alpine Ski Level 1 Instructor equivalent), 1996


NON-ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE

Sprachinstitut Tübingen SIT, Tübingen (Centre for Language Studies and Intercultural Training), June 2002-December 2003
Freelance Trips Co-ordinator and Tour Guide

Musée du Louvre, Paris, August-September 2001
Intern with the Paintings Department

PRIME Research International AG & Co. KG, Mainz (Institute for Media Research and Communication Consulting), September-October 2000 and July-October 1999
Intern with the Automotive Team (PR evaluation and media analysis)

EnBW Badenwerk AG, Karlsruhe, July-September 1998
Intern with the Visitors Information Centre


ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION CERTIFICATES at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

Arts Administration, May 2003

Business English, April 2002

Business Studies, April 2001-February 2002

Teaching German as a Second Language, July 2001

IT Skills Certificate, June 2001