Tina’s work as a dramatist is often inspired by factual material that requires extensive research. She believes that techniques used in good story-telling can facilitate effective communication in any subject, and is particularly interested in transforming specialist knowledge into something others want to read.
Drawing on her experience as a writer, Tina designed the RLF’s original immersive training model, which is very flexible, but always combines group work with one-to-one sessions in a sustained and often transformative engagement with the writing process.
Tina has a PhD in Drama from the University of Bristol. She understands how research takes on a life of its own: her original thesis subject – a history of radio drama – metamorphosed into a study of how far it’s possible to be creative in an institution like the BBC.
Having spent her childhood travelling, Tina is used to other cultures, and enjoys working with academics from other countries and providing transition workshops for overseas students. She is developing an RLF-sponsored project involving refugees.
Tina was RLF Writing Fellow at Plymouth University and later at the University of Bristol, and is a tutor on the MSt in Creative Writing at Oxford University.