Passionate about communicating with an appetite for words and a thirst for knowledge, Dr Dianne Stadhams combines an eclectic mix of cultures and interests.
Born in Australia, living in the UK, working globally, Dianne has a PhD in visual ethnography. She taught in Australia and UK - pioneering work in community development through use of the performing arts. As Director of ICCD (International Centre for Communications and Development), at the University of Surrey Roehampton, she specialised in media and information impact research in the developing world. Dianne has more than twenty years of consultancy experience - marketing and managing sustainable development projects in Africa, Europe, North America and South East Asia. Her plays and films have won awards and been screened in the UK, Italy, France, Senegal, The Gambia and USA. Dianne’s writing is published by Berghahn New York and Oxford (academic), Early Works Press UK (adult fiction) and Eye Know EU (illustrated fiction for adults and children).

Major projects include working with Gambian state television to produce its first documentary on tourism; an international children’s television series called Tada the Dancing Drum with a book to accompany entitled Meet my Mates; and establishing a performing arts troupe in UK to present provocative new writing.

She is married with a daughter.
Dianne features in the Forester Newspaper.
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