Brent is the course leader for MA Visual Communication course and BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design, and is an external examiner at Newcastle College. He has almost 20 years of experience in education, and has taught on a wide range of courses in the area of visual communication over this period.
Brent has a great deal of experience writing and validating courses, from undergraduate and postgraduate, to new and innovative distance learning options. Whilst industry-focussed in his research, he is also internationally minded, undertaking a great many research trips, both with students and with colleagues, to seek out best practice in pedagogy.
He is currently studying for his PhD, and is at present looking at the role of the creative in the process of creating memorials to conflict, in particular the role of creative's who have first hand knowledge of such conflicts.
Brent still maintains his professional practice that covers a wide range of visual mediums, from photography, through illustration and graphic design to sculpture. His work is shared widely online, and he has shown nationally and internationally.
Brent's varied teaching experience coupled with his industry experience, provides him with a well-balanced perspective on higher education and a unique skill set.
During his 25 year industry career, Brent has worked for such prestigious employers as The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers, as well as founding an award-winning full service creative agency in the South West.