Polly specialises in creative industry projects that engage communities and businesses to work collaboratively in order to establish new approaches/developments for cultural and sustainable knowledge transfer.
Her creative work/research comes under the themes of Mapping, Journey and Movement. She is interested in the different ways in which this theme can be presented, organized and structured to create both cohesive pieces of visual composition as well as strengthening the original identity of the individual components. There are a variety of different ways in which she has successfully executed these ideas through the mixing of materials (e.g. clay & combustibles), sound investigation & film/stills to produce objects, drawings and images.
With an extensive career working in Higher Education Polly’s experience covers the delivery, development, validation and examination of courses and students at local, national and international level through to research activity and dissemination and creative industry lead projects.
As an Associate Head of School for Enterprise and Creative Industries at The University of Plymouth Polly is leading the Enterprise & Creative Industries agenda within the School of Art, Design & Architecture (ADA) developing Academic Excellence and External Enterprise/Creative Industries based activities.
As an Associate Professor in Design & Award Leader for Designer Maker
Polly leads a group of internationally acclaimed practitioners who teach the thinking, inventing, designing, creating, manufacturing, constructing, building, producing and making of objects and artefacts.
Additional University of Plymouth includes:
Member of the Senate
Honorary Awards Committee
Faculty of Arts & Humanities Advisory Board member
Art, Design & Architecture School Executive Team
Polly currently lives and works in the South West of England.