I am a registered architect and hold the Roscoe Chair of Architecture at the Liverpool School of Architecture. After qualifying as an architect I worked for ten years in large and small practices before taking my first lecturing post at the University of Manchester. I received my Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Manchester and my doctorate from the CNAA. I was head of school between 2004-09 and director of research from 2010-18. I teach studio design, masters dissertations, and am the RIBA Validation lead. My research interests and expertise centre on the design of architecture - influenced by innovative technology, transient demands, and the arts of film and popular music. I have a twenty-five year history of researching, designing and writing about mobile architecture, that has inspired and informed more recent interests in film and architecture and music performance space. My books include Flexible: Architecture that Responds to Change (2007), Architecture in Motion (2014), and Liverpool's Musical Landscapes (with Sara Cohen, 2018).
Prizes or Honours
- Appointment to the Roscoe Chair of Architecture (University of Liverpool, 2010)
- Peer College Review Panel Member (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 2010)
- Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship (British Academy/Leverhulme, 2012)
- Leverhulme Travelling Fellowship (Leverhulme Trust, 2001)
- St. John College Oxford Research Fellowship (St Johns College Oxford, 1998)
- Fulbright Fellowship (US Fulbright Commission, 1994)