I have over 15 years professional experience as a documentary-maker, in various roles, spanning various facets of the documentary-making spectrum.
I cut my teeth (and trained my stomach) working in the field of medical videography at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne. Since then, I have collaborated widely with universities, charity organisations, UK industries and international organisations.
For many years, my documentary work has been undertaken in collaboration with researchers at Newcastle University, which has necessitated a wide variety of approaches; often unique in each case. Examples I describe here include A Short Film About VJs, where we used video as a reflexive tool, and Personhood, a unique participatory video production that sought to gain insights into the experiences of a couple who are living with dementia.