Research services


  • Research collaboration.

  • Research supervision, including at Masters and Doctoral levels.

A selection of academic work is available at:

Research Interests


  • Promoting emotional / mental health and wellbeing.

  • Promoting creativity; emotional intelligence / literacy. Training for counselling / art psychotherapy.

  • "Nettlesome knowledge" (Sibbett, 2005, 2006), liminality and threshold concepts in learning & teaching and professional cultures.

  • Counselling / art therapy with children and young people, particularly in schools; promoting wellbeing in schools

  • Learning and teaching, also within professional / organisational cultures.

  • CPD needs of teachers, particularly in relation to pastoral care. Learning paradigms. Medical education. Arts-based and qualitative research approaches.

  • Art Therapy / Art Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychotherapy, wellbeing, mental health, loss, attachment, vicarious stress / trauma, suicide, palliative care.

  • Appraisal and performance management training, particularly in Higher Education.

  • Inclusion, social justice, special / additional needs.

  • Ethical practice in research generally and specifically when using arts-based research approaches.

Research Approach

  • Mixed methods: qualitative, arts-based, quantitative.

  • The research approach is guided by research ethics and is also informed by earth caring values.

Research Dissemination

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