Learning & professional development

Anna has been involved in research and leading professional development for artists with teachers, health professionals and others since she left teaching in 1992.  She is currently working with LWDWTraining UK on courses which encourage reflection on how to live life fully, while planning and preparing for the end of life.  Anna offers bespoke professional development and facilitation. Anna is a regular contributor to conferences and seminars.  Anna’s publications are listed here. She was 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: https://weareive.org/impact/the-teacher-artist-partnership-programme/

Clients include: Evelina Children’s Hospital, London; Sex with Cancer; Helium Arts, Dublin http://www.helium.ie; Dorset County Hospital; Gt Ormond Street Hospital, London; voluntary organisations, schools and local authorities across the UK.  From 1992 – 2004 Anna was an associate of  LIFT where, with colleague Tony Fegan, she developed innovatory professional development initiatives including: LIFT Teacher Forum & Animarts Action Research.


Living Well Dying Well Training UK

Anna has been a trainer with Living Well Dying Well Training UK  since 2018, teaching on both Foundation and Diploma courses.  The purpose of the training is to build understanding of, and confidence in, being present with the process of dying.  The training is educational and experiential with a strong personal development component.  For more […]


Taking Up Space


Co-devised the Taking Up Space Manifesto outlining the primary principles of relational arts practice in formal and informal social and civic settings.



2004 – 2013

Devised and tutored on Eastfeast professional development programmes (2004 – 2013).




Co-devised and tutored on Teacher Artist Partnership Programme (TAPP) professional development and action research for teachers and artists.




Coordinator/report writer on action research enquiry to understand better the roles and responsibilities of teachers and artists in classroom collaborations.

The success of Anna and Mark's work is to do with the children wanting to question more, wanting to find out more, they’re empowered more to ask those questions and to pursue aspects of science that they feel fascinated by.

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