I studied my postgraduate MA at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Learning & Teaching. I was Further Education Development Manager at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (UHI) and am currently Business Development Manager at the College.
I am a qualified Coach and trained with RD 1st. I often use coaching technique when mentoring writers.
I have run learning experiences and worked as a writer mentor for organisations such as Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, The Scottish Book Trust, the National Theatre of Scotland, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Moniack Mhor.
Workshops range in duration and number of participants, from working for a day with 25 writers for the 'Traverse Fifty' season, to week-long residential courses at Moniack Mhor and with the National Theatre of Scotland.
Subjects covered range from introductory workshops for young people, to residential courses on writing radio & theatre for professionals.
I have also worked as a grant writer on large scale educational projects, up to budgets of £450k.