College: College of Life and Environmental Sciences
My academic career so far has cut a path through several disciplines, the latest being here in Geography in Exeter for my PhD. My undergraduate degree was Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, followed by a stint working as a research assistant at the British School at Rome. My love of archaeology, landscapes and visualisation then combined in a MFA at Edinburgh College of Art in Illustration. Here I developed ideas about how scientific and abstract ideas can be communicated visually, and how images are then used and interpreted. I became very interested in how my archaeological experiences and ideas could be worked into screenprints, whose layers reflected those found in the landscape. Visual approaches to landscapes and materials have continued into the work on my PhD.