Employment

  • 2012 — Present: Story Juice writing and experience design studio (Founder).
  • July 2017 – Lecturer in Creative, Games and Digital Writing at Falmouth University.
  • Feb – April 2017: Writer of multi-locational theatre game Press Go for Almeida Theatre, London: https://almeida.co.uk/whats-on/press-go/10-apr-2017-13-apr-2017
  • January 2017 – June 2017 Associate Lecturer in English & Writing at Falmouth University.
  • Sept 2016 Performer for Walk, Hands, Eyes (a city) and How Can One Know In Such Darkness.
  • 2010 — 2015: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, Seminar Leader and Research Assistant at University of Exeter.
  • 2009 — Present: Freelance Journalist. 
  • 2014 — 2015: Production Assistant and Consultant, Dartmoor Killing film.
  • 2012 — 2014: Digital Communications Manager / Production and Event Assistant, TEDx Transmedia, Rome. Employed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
  • 2013: Co-writer The Hallowed, Rogue Theatre.
  • 2012 — 2013: Writer, Co-director, Co-producer and Co-creator Resurgam.
  • 2012: Writer for Sleepydog. 
  • 2011: Commissioned Artist for Arts Council funded Bio-OS Human Geography.
  • 2011: Travel Writer for Distilled.
  • April 2008 — Oct 2009: Deputy News Editor at Daily Mirror online and Section Editor covering finance, investigations, health, travel and advice. 
  • May 2004 — March 2008: Plymouth Herald News Reporter, Newsdesk shifts, Blogger during six-month (March — Sept 2007) sabbatical in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
  • Jan — April 2004: Cornish Times Reporter.
  • Sept 2003 — Dec 2003: BFI Cinema Usher, London.
  • 2000 — 2003: Ice Cream Van Lady (during university holidays). Bartender at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (during university semesters). 
  • 1994: First job as Assistant at quad bike and go-kart centre in Cornwall. 

Creative Projects

  • Autumn 2017: Writer/Director on adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches at Eden Project
  • Autumn 2017: Game writer on unannounced project
  • July 2017: Underland video game
  • May 2017: Attendee at Forward/Story (Indonesia), an application-only residential lab for writers, artists, technologists and designers to explore new challenges and collaborations: http://forwardslashstory.com
  • Feb – April 2017: Writer of multi-locational theatre game Press Go for Almeida Theatre, London: https://almeida.co.uk/whats-on/press-go/10-apr-2017-13-apr-2017. 
  • Jan – Feb 2017: Writer and Performer for Dangerous, a short play for Theatre Royal Plymouth IdeasLAB.
  • Sept 2016: Performer for Walk, Hands, Eyes (a city) and How Can One Know In Such Darkness.
  • 2016: Cast member for Short Changed, Theatre Royal People's Company devised production.
  • 2015: Associate at Ocean Studios.
  • 2015: The Art Of Getting Lost for contemporary arts festival Plymouth Art Weekender.
  • 2013: Co-creator, writer and director of alternate reality game, Resurgam.
  • 2011: Commissioned Artist for Bio-OS Human Geography.
  • 2011: Creative director, project manager and lead game writer for alternate reality game, Zoetrap.
  • 2011: Multiplatform writer/producer for Shoebox Of Snow.
  • 2010: King Lear Facebook fiction.
  • 2005: Performance poetry with Apples & Snakes, Exeter Phoenix.

Education and Qualifications

  • 2010 — 2016: Creative Practice PhD in Playable Stories (interactive/immersive theatre, video/live games, VR & more). Funded by University of Exeter, part-time and based in the Creative Writing department at the Russell Group university. 
  • 2011: Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Industries Professional Practice, Multiplatform Writing and Production (Distinction). Skillset-funded, Cyfle-provided and University of Glamorgan accredited (now University of South Wales).
  • 2009 — 2010: Masters in English, Film and Creative Writing at University of Exeter.
  • 2007: Portuguese – Level 4 – Advanced (94%) according to CEFRL (Common European Framework). Completed at Bridge Brazil.
  • 2006: NCTJ National Certificate in Journalism.
  • 2005: NCTJ Journalism Diploma in Media Law, Public Affairs, Court Reporting, News Reporting, Journalistic Practice and Shorthand. 
  • 2000 — 2003: BA (Hons) English Literature, Film and Creative Writing at Cardiff University (First Class). Included one-year at University of California, Berkeley (4.0 GPA). 

Awards and Achievements

  • 2014: Second place in Heartlands Series Roller Derby (Europe's largest flat track roller derby competition) as player-coach with Plymouth City Roller Derby (PCRD).  
  • 2014: Best Jammer (points scored and point differential) UK Heartlands Series (now British Champs), south division. Third in UK. 
  • 2013: Arts Council award for Resurgam.
  • 2011: Short story ‘Science Lab Romeo and Juliet’ published in Blackbird.
  • 2010: 2km sponsored outdoor swim for St Luke’s Hospice cancer care. 
  • 2010 — 2016: University of Exeter bursary for practice-led PhD.
  • 2007: Cultural Ambassadorial Scholar for Rotary International, funding six-months living and working in Brazil.
  • 2006:  Highly commended finalist in 'Young Reporter of the Year’ UK Press Gazette awards.
  • 2006: Winner ‘Newcomer of the Year’ in South West Media Awards. 
  • 2002: Short fiction and poetry published in Konch Magazine and a print anthology distributed in the Bay Area, California. Accompanied by performances in Berkeley.
  • 2003: Selected for five-day Telluride Film Festival student symposium.
  • 1995: Villiers Park/Cambridge University gifted scholars programme for less advantaged students. 
  • 1995: School award for longest time standing on one foot with eyes closed. 
  • 1995 — 1997: County hockey player for Cornwall.
  • 1995: Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
  • 1994: Blackbelt in Shotokan karate and national SEKU champion for kata.
  • 1988: Grade 1 piano. 

Leadership Experience

  • 2017: Lecturer at Falmouth University
  • 2015: Project management and direction at The Art Of Getting Lost.
  • 2014 — 2015: Head of Training and Director at Plymouth City Roller Derby.
  • 2011 — 2016: Coach at Plymouth City Roller Derby.
  • 2010 — 2016: Seminar Leader at University of Exeter.
  • 2012 — 2014: Digital comms management at TEDx Transmedia. 
  • 2013: Director of Resurgam.
  • 2013: Flash mob organiser to raise awareness of violence against women. Part of V-Day.
  • 2011: Project management at Zoetrap and Shoebox Of Snow interactive. 
  • 2008 — 2009: News management at Daily Mirror online.
  • 2007 — 2008: Assistant news editing at Plymouth Herald.
  • 2004 — 2008: Herald outreach voluntary work: listening to kids read; making and delivering food for the homeless via the soup kitchen.
  • 2003: Course Leader on creative writing de-cal at University of California, Berkeley.
  • Jan — July 2000: Volunteer primary school teacher in Belize. Led a class for four months. Then travelled through Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Cuba for three months.

Speaker/Papers

  • 2017: International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Madeira. Peer-reviewed paper: Dynamic Syuzhets: Writing and Design Methods for Playable Stories.
  • 2017: Mix Conference, Bath Spa University
  • 2014: Falmouth University Air Studio talk, Falmouth.
  • 2013: Game writing workshops, Plymouth University.
  • 2013: Speaker at ‘Create and Innovate’ conference, Wales. 
  • 2012: Guest lecture, Plymouth University.
  • 2011: Guest lecture, Plymouth University.
  • 2011: Pervasive Media Studio lunchtime talk, Bristol.

Interests

Immersive/interactive theatre, gaming, travelling, anything that involves being in the sea, music festivals, art, hiking, dancing, film, skating, performing, crime fiction, learning new stuff.