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About me

A highly professional PhD level art historian who is quick to grasp ideas and concepts, as well as being keen to gain and develop new skills and expertise. Able to work both independently and as part of a productive team, demonstrating the motivation and multi-tasking abilities required to meet demanding deadlines, while maintaining the highest standards. Extremely articulate and proactive, combines a professional and confident approach with excellent interpersonal, time-management, and critical thinking skills.


  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Word
  • Public Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Budgets
  • English
  • Academic Research
  • Proofreading and Copy Editing
  • Customer Service and Sales
  • Teamwork and Co-operation
  • Visual Arts Writing
  • Connoisseurship
  • Attribution

Work history



Jo Malone London

Mar 2010
  • • Part-time sales assistant in the Aberdeen boutique of luxury lifestyle brand Jo Malone London. • Delivers an exceptional level of customer service and conducts Hand and Arm Massages. • Constantly exceeds sales and Customer Relation Management targets. • Regional finalist for Jo Malone London Global Stylist of the Year in 2014; thereby showing first-class product knowledge, consumer awareness, and commitment to the brand.


Teaching Assistant

University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen

Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
  • • Tutored on two Level 1 History of Art courses: Introduction to History of Art, and Modern and Contemporary Art. • Outstanding results on students’ course evaluation forms. • Delivered a lecture on The YBAs as part of the Modern and Contemporary Art course. • Supervised students of various levels on fieldtrips to Edinburgh, Perth, and a country house reading party.


Development Assistant

Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen

Jul 2008 - Dec 2009
  • • Worked as a Telephone Fundraiser on the College’s fundraising Telephone Campaign that was run by Rux-Burton Associates. • Regular ad hoc work for the College included office administration and contributing to the Development Campaign. • Written 2 articles for The Pelican, the College’s Former Pupils’ magazine.


Marketing & Publicity Manager

Aberdeen Opera Company, Aberdeen

Jun 2008 - Feb 2012
  • • Written, edited, and produced a series of newsletters, souvenir brochures, programmes, direct marketing pieces and other printed material. • Created and determined publicity/press relations plan to generate greater awareness for the company and the productions, by distributing news releases to various media channels. • Liaised with the venues and their marketing team to ensure a successful marketing campaign resulted in ticket sales.



History of Art

University of Aberdeen

Sep 2011 - Nov 2015
  • Caravaggism in Rome and Naples: Case Studies in Connoisseurship


Modules: International Marketing Accounting and Finance for Managers Business Economics Managemen

University of Aberdeen

Aug 2009 - Nov 2010
  • Art and Business


Dissertation: The Aesthetic of Women in Rococo and Pre-raphaelite Painting Modules: American Moderni

University of Aberdeen

Aug 2005 - Jun 2009
  • History of Art



Jo Malone London Global Stylist of the Year in 2014


Postgraduate Student Ambassador

  • Selected as the History of Art Department