Dr Steve Swindells is a Professor of Creative Practice at the University of Huddersfield. As a practising artist he has exhibited his work, individually and collaboratively, across Europe, Asia and North America. He has collaborated with Steve Dutton since 1998. In 2008 Dutton and Swindells received a major Arts Council of England Award to attend an international artist-in-residence programme at Ssamzie Space Studios, Seoul, South Korea. In 2011, the artists were long-listed for the Northern Art Prize. Professor Swindells completed a practice-based PhD in 2004 on The Relationship between Art and Citizenship.