I am currently involved in the development of a 'Train the Trainer' toolkit alongside Rebecca Bellinger for the Lagos State Creative Education Skills Partnership. This partnership aims to support the professionalization of the Nigerian film industry through the development of a curriculum toolkit to be launched at AFRIFF 2018, and short specialised training course, to be delivered in partnership between the University of Portsmouth (UoP) and Lagos State University (LASU).
I graduated with a Masters Degree in Television Production from Bournemouth University in 2004 having previously achieved a 1st Class Honours Degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway University of London. I went on to work as a freelance editor and filmmaker before moving in to the Further Education sector and then into Higher Education.
Professionally I have worked as an editor and cinematographer on a number of filmmaking projects that have been screened both in the UK and internationally, achieving awards at KinoLevchyk (Ukraine) and MADATAC (Spain). I continue to collaborate with a number of artists, filmmakers, musicians and performers on a range of film-based projects alongside writing a collection of short stories and a fictional blog based on the world of Sherlock Holmes.
Since joining the University I have become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and prevously achieved the Diploma in Teaching and Training in the Lifelong Learning Sector while working in Further Education. I also have Professional instructor Certification for Avid Media Composer and have achieved a number of Adobe ACA certifications including Premiere Pro and Photoshop.