Heather holds an MFA in 3D Animation from Academy of Art University (San Francisco, USA), and a BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts (New York, USA). She has certifications in CELTA and is a 3ds Max Certified Professional. She has taught extensively across Digital Amination and Applied Communications. Heather is a prolific public speaker and is currently the President of Media Masters Toastmasters Club.
Her teaching and learning interests include Animation (3D, 2D, Motion Graphics and Storyboarding), Illustration, Foundations (Drawing and Painting) and Design.
Heather’s research interests include creativity, animation, art education, smart technologies, and e-sports.
Middlesex Dubai 2nd annual Teaching and Learning Conference (2021)
Presenter: How Does Cultural Diversity Influence Creativity in Higher Education
American University in the Emirates International Research Conference (AUEIRC) 2017
Presenter: Smart Art for Smart Cities
Shipman H. (2019) Smart Art for Smart Cities. In: Mateev M., Poutziouris P. (eds) Creative Business and Social Innovations for a Sustainable Future. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development). Springer, Cham