Lecturer in Film Production at the Staffordshire University, interdisciplinary researcher, filmmaker, photographer, global coach, and a passionate traveller. I hold a practice-based (film) PhD From Birkbeck, University of London. I specialise in Arts/Practice-based research, especially in intercultural and postcolonial contexts, and I am about to supervise two practice-based PhDs in film.
I am a former Artistic Director of the Discovering Latin America Film Festival in London, and a former lead and a coach for a global training team.
My most recent research focuses on the politics of visual representations among the indigenous communities of Colombia. I used collaborative filmmaking as a way to conduct my study. I also hold a Master Degree in Film and Media Studies (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland), unfinished MA in Film Direction (Silesian University, Katowice, Poland), and a First Class Honours degree in Digital Media Arts (London South Bank University).
Alongside my research work, I actively exhibit my visual work in wide international circles.
My research is very interdisciplinary, and it addresses questions of representation, otherness and intercultural communication.
I have a living and working experience from four different continents, and I am fluently multilingual.