Ribbons, Writing and Re-connecting

Yesterday we had our Organisation Studies cluster ‘Away Day’. One of the aims of the day was to re-connect with each other and find links between our work so that we could start new conversations and enthuse ourselves about our future – anyone currently working in Academia/ Higher Education will know this year has been a... Continue Reading →


Creativity in Coaching and Mentoring

In my recent work on Coaching and Mentoring I have begun to use creative/ visual methods in order to explore the feelings and emotions that arise from the mentoring experience. Here, I made a piece of textile art to depict a particularly emotional mentoring session with one of my mentees. She is usually a rather... Continue Reading →

Australia in fabric

This is my Aussie piece of textile art...work in progress! I'm using my seven travel journals I wrote during our trip around Australia to help create a 'fabric text' of the places, memories and moments that were most meaningful. So far, I have started at the 'red centre' or Uluru/ Ayers Rock and The Olgas.... Continue Reading →


PhD Quilt

This is my PhD Quilt. I made this using scraps of material and found objects, during a period of transition between submitting my completed thesis and my viva voce examination. The act of sourcing objects, cutting and sewing material and representing my PhD in physical symbols acted as a sort of ‘coping mechanism’ during a... Continue Reading →


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