Anna has been involved in research and leading professional development for artists with teachers, health professionals and others since she left teaching in 1992. Anna offers bespoke professional development and facilitation. Current clients include: a youth and exchange project with young people in Dorset and Srebrenica with Opera Circus http://www.operacircus.co.uk, mentoring with Helium Arts, Dublin http://www.helium.ie; Dorset County Hospital and schools and local authorities across the UK. From 1992 – 2004 Anna was an associate of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) where with colleague Tony Fegan she developed innovatory professional development initiatives including: LIFT Teacher Forum & Animarts Action Research. She is a regular contributor to conferences and seminars.
The learning programmes which Anna leads are based on the principle that the best way to prepare artists and partners in schools, hospitals or community for work together is for them to be actively involved in creative learning themselves. She was a co-writer of ON TAPP a resource to support training of teachers and artists which provides a professional development model, practical tools and strategies and is available free of charge under a creative commons licence from: http://www.capeuk.org/capeuk-resources/tapp-series.html