Fiona Macbeth



My main teaching is on studio-based modules and draws heavily on my practice as a facilitator and leader on projects in the community. In particular projects working with those identified as being at a point of transition or need provide an opportunity for students to engage with the issues and dilemmas of socially engaged practice through witnessing and participating in community work.  

During recent years students have run projects with veterans making the transition from military to civilian life (Moving to Civvie Street), stroke patients in Torbay Hospital, young people making the transition from the care system to independence (More than the Sum), adults and young people dealing with substance addiction, homelessness and related difficulties (The Recovery Bus).

My work with young care leavers has been a consistent point of contact for many students, and participation on staff-led research projects are offered to students in addition to their assessed projects. 

Modules taught