I am a mature student doing a collaborative practice based PhD in the Creative Writing department of the University of Aberdeen and Curtin Universoty WA. I will be coming to for the second year of my PhD. The nature of my PhD means that I will not have to be on campus every day so I am happy to live a fair distance away.
I have a 21 year old daughter (also at University in Aberdeen) and I live in Glasgow, Scotland, although I am originally from a small village in the West of Scotland. I have worked for most of my life in theatre as a writer, actor and tutor. I also write fiction and my first novel was published in Scotland in Nov 2019. The practice part of my PhD also involves writing another novel, and I am looking for somewhere (fairly) quiet that will also allow to me to write. However I also want to experience life in Australia, as that is also one of the reasons I will there.
I'm sociable and interested in people. As you can imagine from my background I have a particular interest in the arts; theatre, literature, music, food and so on. But my tastes in everything are pretty eclectic, and as I mentioned above, I like people, young and old.