Dr Sarah Spooner
Sarah is a Lecturer in Landscape History and Engagement, with a particular interest in the designed and estate landscapes of the post medieval period. She currently teaches on a number of Landscape History modules in the School of History, and is involved in developing public engagement projects and knowledge transfer partnerships in Landscape History.
Siân is a trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant. She has hands-on experience of running creative businesses as well as being a lecturer in creative enterprise, cultural policy and management. She has worked for IIMB in Bangalore and nationally for the Arts Council England, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts and for the Cultural Enterprise Office, Scotland. She's also worked within a number of sub-regions to deliver business advice, training and coaching for creative individuals and organisations.
Siân developed the Cultural Enterprise Office in Scotland from its opening in 2001 to the time that it was ready to deliver its service, establishing the methodology for business advice and training that is still employed. She worked with the original Creative Pioneer Team at NESTA and was responsible for the content and delivery of The Academy – NESTA's residential enterprise development programme for highly talented individuals; she has since developed the material for Insight Out and Starter for Six, enterprise training programmes for innovative businesses.
With a passion for supporting the well-being of people, communities and the planet at large, I have great faith in the powers of positivity, focus and belief to create change. My ability is to communicate from the heart about what is really going on in any given situation. I am a qualified teacher, NLP Business Practitioner and CTI Co-active Coach, as well as being trained in Process Orientated Psychology and Non Violent Communication. As well as being employed full time I am a DJ, a radio presenter, a freelance trainer, entrepreneur and most importantly a loving father of three.