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.

You can read more about ethnology here and reflections on my own creative practice here.