About Me

I am an interdisciplinary artist, somatic practitioner and Ph.D. Candidate with the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths College, University of London. My fascination with bodymind practices started while I was reading Far Eastern philosophies for my first degree with the University of Malta, between 2009 and 2011. During this time, I started experimenting with various meditation techniques and observing the affects these techniques had on my own psyche, led me to complete an M.Sc in Psychology with the University of Essex, in 2013. I then moved away from academic research and plunged myself into the mental health field in London; working in various third-sector mental health services, across different boroughs and diverse client groups, taking psychosocial approaches to the experience of crisis. Before moving into private practice, I facilitated bodymind practices in a mental health crisis recovery service in Islington. It is my experience of working with mainstream understandings of mental distress, alongside intensely devoting myself to nurturing and growing my dance movement improvisation practice, that led me to take a body-centred and interdisciplinary approach to both my practice and research. I am also a core contributor for Counterfield Collective together with my peers from the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths College and am a member of the Embodied Research Working Group