I have been an independent creative freelancer for five years, working in Edinburgh before moving to Inverness in 2017. I launched Northlight in 2019 to encompass my freelance work, creative practice, event production and professional services.
I am an ethnologist and hold a PhD in ethnology and ethnomusicology from the University of Edinburgh where I taught for several years at the Department of Celtic & Scottish Studies. I am now a research associate at the Intercultural Research Centre (IRC) at Heriot-Watt University.
Ethnology is about understanding the relationship between people and place and how we make sense of the past in the present. A creative ethnology as an engaged praxis looks towards the future.
In my work and practice I have taken on the various roles of researcher, fieldworker, tutor, teacher, lecturer, writer, facilitator, organiser, activist, campaigner, coordinator, designer, consultant, producer, host, chair, speaker and performer.