Nationality United Kingdom
Gender Male
Type Student
Place of Study Curtin Bentley
Campus Bentley
Needs From 31 May 2020
Needs To 31 May 2021
Needs Internet Yes
Smokes? No
Needs Airport Pickup? No
Okay with Pets Yes

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.