Interdisciplinary Research Officer, CIDRA, Manchester

Interdisciplinary Research Officer, University of Manchester  A new post in which I promoted cross-subject research and provide support for bids and grants within the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures. I continually worked with senior staff, including the Director of CIDRA (Professor Frank Mort), Director of Research (Professor Alison Sharrock), and Postgraduate Director (Professor Bertrand Taithe) and Head of School (Professor Penny Summerfield), along with the Research Development Manager on the development of CIDRA and interdisciplinary research…

Knowledge Transfer, University of Manchester

'Addressing Different Audiences and Creative Approaches to K.T.' to 'Beyond Academia? A Conference on Knowledge Transfer' at University of Manchester Invited to be an expert panel member, and run a workshop at a postgraduate conference, drawing on my experience in working with CIDRA to organise discussions and events, working with regional 'cultural assets' to promote interdisciplinary 'out of the box' thinking. Encouraging students to think about innovative ways in which they could engage across the subject…

TV Series Review ‘Jamie’s School Dinners’ for Damaris Culturewatch

"British TV chef Jamie Oliver is appalled by the food being served in British public schools. He learns that not only do the children prefer to eat junk food, but they have very little knowledge of vegetables and fruits and are very afraid of trying anything remotely new. This series shows all the problems and dilemmas he faces and overcomes whilst admirably attempting to make a healthier nation." Read my review.

Strube: The World’s Most Popular Cartoonist, 2004

Strube: The World's Most Popular Cartoonist Author: Dr Tim Benson Publisher: Political Cartoon Society ISBN: 0954900804 This first biography on the life of Sidney Strube not only offers a cartoon journey through 20th Century British History, but also an insight into the world of editorial cartooning during its heyday. Strube was the editorial cartoonist of the Daily Express between 1912 and 1948. During these years, he assisted in making the Daily Express the best selling…