Sharon is a photographic artist and lecturer based in London. She currently teaches at Ithaca College, London Centre and Roehampton University as well as Visiting Lecturer on the MA school group at Royal College of Art.

She is currently undertaking her PhD research at the Royal College of Art.

Her research topic is:

Boundaries and Slippages of the Self: Experimenting with photography and the autobiographical in the performance of ‘feminine fiction’.

Building on New French Feminist writings of the 1980's and 90's (Kristeva, Irigaray and Cixous) Boothroyd argues for a return to discourse surrounding 'feminine language'. In producing artworks which employ autobiography and photographic fictions she provides a site for feminine discourse to engage with a contemporary audience in light of current feminist and gender theory (Solnit, Beard).

Sharon is currently working with the University of Brighton as a commissioned artist to produce an exhibition about the impact of the search for employment on the identity of people with learning impairments. The work will be displayed in summer 2018.

Her work has been exhibited internationally including New York, Canada, Dublin, Zurich, Braga, Goa, Oxford, Brighton and London and been the recipient of awards such as Flash Forward Magenta Awards in Canada and The International Photography Awards, New York.

She received her MA in Photographic Studies from Westminster University in 2011 and gained a first class BA (hons) in Contemporary Photographic Practice at Northumbria University.

She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).