Colin is founding editor of Disability Arts Online. He has worked as a manager/ editor/ researcher/ sub-editor for a variety of web and print based disability arts and mainstream publications since 1994. He first established DAO Ltd in 2004 and has striven towards a vision for the journal as a place, which publishes professional arts writing, arts media and discussion, giving a voice to arts practitioners who identify with disability as a creative, artistic and political force. Colin published his illustrated collections of poems, 100 Houses (2011) and Knitting Time (2013), shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Literary Award. He combines poetry and prose performance with visual art to express his personal experience of the wonders and trials of psychosis. In his teaching, journalism and arts practice, Colin draws on ideas from within Narrative Medicine, Open Dialogue and the Soteria Network that look at challenging medical model ideas of pathological ‘mental illness’ rather than the stresses inherent to living in a mad world.