I am currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds specialising in African Art History. I work primarily in Nigeria and have spent the last thirty years investigating, writing about and photographing the culture of the Yoruba people of that country. For several years I lived in the town of Ikole in Ekiti State working with masquerade performers. More recently I have been working in Lagos and Ibadan on the contemporary cultural life of modern Nigeria.
In the UK I have contributed to numerous conferences and have worked closely with both cultural curators and with the commercial sector. I am happy to advise and research on materials from across Nigeria - both in the classic traditions and modern and contemporary works.
While Africa is my main field I also work in the Pays Basque of South Western France and, as former chair of the Harlow Art Trust, have an ongoing interest in British art of the Twentieth Century.