Fern was born in London and now lives in Swansea, South Wales. After studying for a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Industrial Relations she formed Volcano Theatre Company with Paul Davies in the 1980s. Since then Fern has performed, directed and taught workshops for Volcano and as a freelancer nationally and internationally for over years. Fern is also a Holistic Massage therapist, Craniosacral therapist and a Relational Dynamics Coach. Fern was awarded the Arts Council of Wales Clore Leadership Fellowship in 2009/10. As part of her fellowship she co-developed Emergence-Eginiad - an arts and sustainability initiative for Wales. Emergence aspires to bring artists and the arts sector in Wales together, creating a platform to inspire, empower and inform artists to take a role in developing ‘creative practice for a sustainable future’.
Fern is co-initiator and creative producer of Emergence.