When a slipped disc forced me to retire as an NHS consultant, I took up creative writing and became interested in visual storytelling. I became a largely self-taught animator and was delighted when my portfolio enabled me to study an MA in Animation.
I enjoy working in a team making craft stop motion films, and I like to draw on my experience as a teaching hospital consultant to work creatively with people with conditions such as stroke and dementia.
I created a pop-up animation studio for use at festivals, and I'm interested in running animation workshops using video conferencing software to enable older people to make animations at home.
Achievements & Experience
MA Animation, University of the West of England, 2020
MA Creative Writing for Young People, Bath Spa 2010
Novel: 'Speak to me: mute, witty and dangerous', published 2013
Doctorate of Medicine, University of Nottingham
Thesis: femoral fractures in older women
'Continence Promotion in General practice', Nigel Smith and Maggie Clamp, Oxford University Press 1991
'Our Land' selection Nazra Palestine Film Festival 2018
'Mute' finalist best animation: English Riviera FF 2019; Finalist Seemor FF 2019
'Halcyon': finalist, Downstream FF 2020; finalist, Sheffield Short FF 2020; Godollo International FF 2020
'Near Miss': selected Small Axe Tolpuddle Radical FF 2020