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Lover of challenges, creativity, curiosities. Freelancer, manager, researcher. Folklore, place, people, identity. Some things digital, some things education.

To get in touch, email contact at this website.

Currently working on: two very different fiction projects, in terms of both scale and focus. There are also non-fiction thoughts percolating. As a by-product of associated research, I am sharing interesting newspaper snippets from days gone by: The Newspaper Project.

My research thesis, Digital Ethnography and a Virtual Orkney: The Role of Folklore in Creating an Online Orkney Place, can be accessed via the University of Aberdeen repository.

Though my notebooks are currently on hold, I have now collated some of my thoughts on Higher Education which were originally published elsewhere:

These posts were based on a presentation I initially gave to the Medical Educators’ Forum at the University of Edinburgh in April 2018 focussing on The Role of Professional Services Staff in Higher (Medical) Education, which I subsequently further developed for a session at the AUA Autumn Conference in November 2019.

In November 2021, I wrote a follow-up to these thoughts for AUA Development Monthly: Are our roles sustainable? Challenges for Professional Services Staff

Other Higher Education thoughts still online include a shared reflection on Graduate Trainee programmes in the sector, reflecting on experiences of an Ambitious Futures colleague.