Publications, papers, performances, exhibitions

Contribution to books

The World of Physical Culture in Sport and Exercise. Visual Methods for Qualitative Research, Ed. Cassandra Phoenix, Brett Smith. Routledge. 2012.

Published Journal papers / articles 

Currently working on two papers. 2018-2019.

Book review. Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences: Contemporary Issues. Z. Knowles, D. Gilbourne, B. Cropley and L. Dugdill. QMIP Bulletin. The British Psychological Society. 2016.

Parkour as a Pas de Deux; Learning to dance with and within unstable spaces. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal. May 2016.

Drawing on Ice; learning to create performance with and through the blade and boot of a skate. Performance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts. Volume 18, Issue 6, 2013. Special Issue: On Ice.

A Scenographer’s review of selected papers from the British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2012. QMIP Bulletin Issue 14. Autumn 2012.

Embodying understanding; drawing as research in sport and exercise. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, Volume 2, Issue 2. July 2010, pages 196-208.

Academic Blogs

‘Learning from athleticism: creating the space for artistic flow.’ A short historical exploration and comparative study of scenographic duets used in selected performance / performance training practices in 1950’s cinematic dance and parkour. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training journal blog. August 2016. (Developed from journal paper, Parkour as a Pas de Deux.)


Academic papers / presentations

Dancing with the City; understanding Parkour pedagogies from a performance perspective. Performance, Place, Possibility: Performance in Contemporary Urban Contexts. Ludus Festival. University of Leeds. April 2014.

Drawing Performance, Performing Drawing: A Comparative analysis of two practices in rehearsal drawing. University of Oxford. Sept 2013.

Object/costume analysis and storytelling; using theatre practice as research in sport and exercise. British Psychological Society. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Conference. Huddersfield University. Sept 2013.

‘River’. A Performance as research project. PechaKucha presentation. Edge Hill University. Jan 2013.

Drawing as an investigative tool in sport and exercise.

International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport. SECC. Glasgow. June 2012.

Qualitative Methods in Psychology Conference. London. April 2012.

Drawing as Research.The Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change. Oxford University. Sept. 2010.

Expanding imagery; a performative performance model.

Theatre and Performance Research Association Conference. Plymouth University. Sept 2009.

3rd International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise. University of Roehampton. June 2009.

Inaugural Conference of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology. London. Dec 2008.

Drawing the performing body; a performative approach to characterisation. Theatre and Performance Research Association Conference. University of Leeds. 2008.

Re-presenting the performing body; embodying character through drawing. Performing Literatures Conference. University of Leeds. 2007.

New Dialogues in Costume Design. University of the Arts and The Arts Institute at Bournemouth. 2007.

Performing through drawing. How to Act Conference. The Royal School of Speech and Drama. 2007.



Vesper. 2016.

‘Dance with me’. Scenography as Research. QMIP. Sept 2015.

‘Dance with me’. Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015.

‘Dance with me’. Performance (as research).  TaPRA Conference. Sept 2014.


Exhibitions (link)

Stormbeard Arts 2016.

Stormbeard Arts. 2015

TaPRA Conference 2014. Royal Holloway. University of London.

Collaborators Exhibition. Society of British Theatre Designers. Nottingham University. 2007.


'There are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words.' - Doris Humphrey.