Research

My specific research interests include expertise in cultural work, issues around diversity and inequality in the sector, cultural labour, cultural workers’ social media use and the nature of contemporary craft practice. I am particularly interested in how aesthetic expertise is manifested in cultural objects, and how it can be mediated and transformed on social media.

My AHRC Leadership Fellows project is in collaboration with Crafts Council UK and is exploring diversity and expertise development in the contemporary craft sector. This builds on my previous AHRC funded Creative Economy Engagement Project with Crafts Council UK looking at how social media could support diversity in the craft sector.