When I was 16, I knew I wanted to be an art restorer. So, I undertook my undergraduate training in painting conservation at the University of Canberra (1996-98), followed by additional practical training through an advanced internship in the conservation of easel paintings at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge (2003-5). I also really enjoy research, so in 2011 I completed my MA at the University of Melbourne, which focussed on the paintings of E. Phillips Fox and Ethel Carrick. I'm now studying for my doctorate, also at the University of Melbourne.
I've been awarded numerous scholarships for education and research, including:
Australian Government Research Training Scholarship for Doctoral studies, 2018-current
Gordon Darling Foundation Travel Grant 2008
Ian Potter Foundation Travel and Conference Grant 2008
Ruth Tuck Visual Arts Scholarship 2003/2004
Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship 2003-5
Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant recipient 2003
I'm a Professional Member of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM), which is our industry accreditation standard. All my treatments are undertaken in accordance with the AICCM Code of Ethics and Code of Practice,
and I am fully insured for professional indemnity and public liability.