• Aberdeen University / Curtin University, Western Australia  – PhD in Creative Writing. (Suspended until May 2021 due to Covid19 pandemic)
  • Glasgow Caledonian University:  2010 -11: MA TV Fiction Writing (Distinction)
  • The Open University: 2004-09:  BA (Hons) Humanities with Literature (1st Class)
  • The Open University: 2008 -09: Diploma Creative Writing (Distinction)
  • Darpana Academy, India: 1993-94 – Indian Performance Foundation
  • Ecole Philippe Gaulier: 1990-91 Devised Theatre
  • East 15 Acting School: 1985-86: Post Graduate Diploma in Acting

Awards and Scholarships

  • Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance Scholarship (Scotland/Australia) 2019-2022
  • Creative Scotland Writers Bursary 2015
  • Glasgow Caledonian University, MA Graduate of the Year Award 2011
  • Anne McManus & Eileen Gallagher (SHED Media) Scholarship 2010
  • Ignite Award:  Playwrights Studio Scotland 2006
  • Scottish Arts Council:  Darpana Academy Travel Bursary 1994

Other Work Experience

  • 2011 – 2018 Creative Writing & Drama Tutor at HMP Shotts
  • 2005 – 2011 Specialist Advisor in Drama for Scottish Arts Council
  • 2006 – 2009 Performance Reviewer for National Council for Drama Training.
  • 2001 – 2004  Outside Assessor – Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
  • 2000 – 2005  International School Theatre Association (ISTA) Tutor
  • 2005 – 2005 Researcher in Racism for Glasgow University & Strathclyde Police
  • 1990 – 1991 Journalist for Culture City Magazine
  • 1980 – 1981  Trained as General Nurse at Royal Alexandra Infirmary, Paisley.
  • 1979 – 1980 Journalist for Scottish Universal Newspape


  • InstamaticThe Occasion – Street & Performance Photographs
  • Celtic Connections – BBC Alba – Performance Photographs
  • Glasgow Life/Ward 18/ Tramway – Documentary & Video
  • Faber & Faber – Cover Art
  • Lady Salsa –  Havana, Cuba     Documentary & Production stills.
  • Preacher Man – Malawi, East Africa , Documentary & Production Stills
  • Vagabond Voices – Author Book Jacket  Portraits & Video/Still Documentary
  • Q Poetics – Commonwealth Games 2015 – Documentary stills /video
  • International Workshop Festival – Manipur, India – Documentary stills
  • Theatre – Production & Publicity – various theatre productions
  • Portraits – Actors head shots – various
  • Music – Album cover stills for Annie Grace. Alyth McCormack, Ali McCrae, Blue Flint & others

Stage Acting Credits:

2020 Reader – Granny & Grandpa, Visible Fictions. Douglas Irvine,
2020 Reader – Instamatic, The Occasion, Stewart Ennis
2016 Joseph, The Virgin Father, Tinderbox (Belfast), Michael Duke
2014 Robert Burns, Cup O’ Kindness, Paragon, Ninian Perry
2014 Myself, Tick One Box, Ankur Productions, Stewart Ennis
2013 The Ghillie, Fantoosh, Canny Productions, Mark Saunders
2012 Grandad, The Lost Orchard, Eco Drama, Emily Reid
2011 Gepetto, Pinoccio, The Arches, Glasgow, Andy Arnold
2011 Performer, Snowball, Reeling & Writhing, Tim Nunn
2010 Joseph, The Virgin Father, Tinderbox (Belfast), Michael Duke
2010 The Researcher, Sussurrus, Fire Exit, David Leddy
2010 The American, The Roof, National Theatre of Scotland, John Tiffany
2010 Robert Burns, To A Bard, Paragon Ensemble, Ninian Perry
2008 Dad, Hannah and Harvey, Reeling and Writhing, Katherine Morley
2008 Mr Grimes, The Water Babies, The Arches, Andy Arnold
2008 Grandad, Upstairs and In The Attic, GIANT, Katrina Caldwell
2006 Narrator/Father, Hansel And Gretel, The Arches, Andy Arnold
2006 Wilhelm Geyer, My Dark Sky, Reeling And Writhing, Katherine Morley
2005 Ratmir, The Emperors Opera, Benchtours, Pete Clerke
2005 Storyteller, The Selfish Giant, The Arches, Andy Arnold
2005 Malik, Zlata’s Diary, Communicado, Gerry Mulgrew
2004 Paul Sheldon, Misery, Rapture, Michael Emans
2004 The Storyteller, The Little Mermaid, The Arches, Andy Arnold
2002 Bear/Father, The Bear/The Proposal, Benchtours, Pete Clerke
2002 Lopakhin, The Cherry Orchard, Benchtours, Gerry Mulgrew
2001 McCrindle, Accidental Death Of An Accordionist, Highlands, Mark Saunders
2001 Dr Korczak, Dr Korczak’s Example, TAG, James Brining
2001 Andrew, How Many Miles To Babylon, Benchtours, Pete Clerke
2001 Robert Burns, Robert Burns Celtic Complex, For Your Pleasure, John Cobb
2000 Azdak, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Benchtours, Pete Clerke
2000 The Photographer, The Dark Room, For Your Pleasure, John Cobb
1999 Quesada, Carnivali, Benchtours, Pete Brooks
1999 MC, The End Of Part One, The Arches, Andy Arnold
1999 Robert Burns, Robert Burns Is Out To Lunch, Scottish International, Hugh Lochlan
1998 Craig, Observe The Sons Of Ulster Marching Towards, DundeeRep, Michael Duke
1997 Robert Burns, Burns For Breakfast, Scottish International, Hugh Loghlan
1997 Galileo, Limbo, Benchtours, Pete Brooks
1997 Mister 2, Peepshow, Benchtours, Pete Brooks
1997 Dr David Livingstone, Preacher Man, British Council Malawi, Chris Hoban
1996 The Emperor, The Nightingale, Hullabulloo Theatre, Chris Craig
1996 Rashid Khalifa, Haroun And The Sea Of Stories, Benchtours, John Cobb
1995 Stigmata, Ship of Fools, Benchtours, Magdalena Schamberger
1994 Don Quixote, The Death of Don Quixote, Benchtours, Peter Clerke
1993  Veronica, Don’t Look Down, Benchtours, Pete Clerke
1992 The Don, Cosy Nostra, Sheep Thrills, Sarah Brignall
1991 The Splitting of Latham, Benchtours, Peter Clerke
1990 Bouffon,  It’s a Boy, Theatre Bouffon, Peter Clerke
1990 Joseph, Exodus, Theatre Bouffon, Pete Clerke
1989 Valentin, Kiss of The Spiderwoman, Theatre Workshop, Pete Clerke
1988 The Trash Goblin, Wild Garden Adventure, Fablevision, Liz Gardner
1988 Andrew, Consent, Roughcast/Tron, Ashley Hutchens
1987  Witchfinder, Witch Hunt, Fablevision, Liz Gardner
1987 Louis Riel,  A Scottish Reservation, Fablevision, Liz Gardner
1986 Hod, The Vanish, Fablevision, Liz Gardner,
1985 The Photographer, Muckle’s Toatie McWonders, Fablevision, Bertie Scott
1984  Estragon, Waiting for Godot, Shares Theatre,  Norah Robertson


  • Interact: Police Scotland, Fire & Rescue, NHS GP Training
  • MBA:  Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Taylor-Clarke Partnership: First Rail,   
  • Bold – Brackenridge: Crisis Management.
  • Independent: Procurator Fiscal Office,


  • The Poetry Post Box:  Permanent ceramic  installation in Glasgow Botanic Gardens.
  • Intergenerational Mentoring: Strathclyde University/Knightswood Primary School.

Links To Other Work Related Sites:

Actor’s Spotlight Page – Full Acting CV & Other Performance Related Credits

Scottish Book Trust Live LiteratureAuthor page

Playwrights Studio ScotlandPlaywright page

Agent: Lovett Logan Associates – Contact for Most Performance Related Work.