Jeff Higley, Ph.D

Instructor, London Center

Jeff Higley is a wood sculptor, musician, teacher and film-maker. He received his Ph.D. studies at Queen Mary College, University of London. His BA is in English and Drama at Hull University. Recently, he has been engaged in co-authoring a chapter in a new Routledge publication Drama Therapy with Children, Young People and Schools. According to its editor Lauraine Leigh, the book is considered "as an essential purchase, ambitious, comprehensive, with a combination of readable vignettes or practice, theoretical considerations, research and policy perspectives . . . providing a course book for students and professionals in training and in practice." This book was published in 2012. In terms of Environment, Community and the Arts, he has been researching urban food growing and the role of this process in primary education. This work has covered both practical and theoretical aspects of the subject and will form part of the syllabus for the course for its next outing. He led a group of visiting Arcadia students to one of the sites where he has been working with other artists and a landscape designer and gardener.