Tansy Spinks has a PhD from CRiSAP at LCC, University of th Arts, London (studying wth Davd Toop, Angus Carlyle & Cathy Lane), an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, a BA in Fine Art from Leeds Polytechnic and an LGSM (violin) from the Guildhall School of Music, London. She has exhibited widely both at home and internationally and her photographic works are in the collections of the Fine Art Museum, Houston, Texas and the National Museum of Media, UK. Many of her images have been used by the major publishers for book covers. She runs the MA Fine Art and teaches on the BA Fine Art here at Middlesex University whilst co-ordinating the Erasmus exchange programme and supervising a number of PhD students. Her research currently involves live, site-specific, associative sound performance and improvisation.