Before teaching at d’Overbroeck’s Phil completed his PhD at the University of Leicester with the History of Film department; he had previously read Drama with English (BA) and English (MA) at Loughborough University. Phil is pleased that he is able to work in the Media, Drama and EPQ departments at d’Overbroeck’s, building on the skill and variety he had in his studies. He has previous teaching experience in primary and secondary schools, and also taught undergraduate students at the University of Leicester – because of which he is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has also worked with youth theatre groups, including at The Curve Theatre, Leicester, where he trained as a Young Arts Facilitator, and has been on the Board of Trustees at The Little Theatre, also Leicester. He remains involved in theatre, directing and acting in local productions; he is most proud of his production of The Zoo Story, which won several awards on route to the All-England Theatre Festival Final.