I have worked at Staffordshire University since 2017 and prior to that, I have worked in colleges and with young people in a variety of roles. I was the Course Leader for the Foundation Degree in Education, PCET and Teacher Education courses at a partner college for ten years. I also took the lead in staff development and training.
I have extensive experience working in the post-compulsory sector including college, adult learning, teaching professional qualifications in a range of work places, and working with young people. As part of the quality team at Stafford College I worked on all aspects of college Continuous Professional Development (CPD), observation team and management of the HE provision quality systems.
I have also worked in colleges in Birmingham and Edinburgh where I taught courses in careers guidance and training, ‘A’ Levels in English and History and lead professional development courses for staff and young people. I originally started working with young people with special educational needs and supporting them in vocational training.
Professional memberships and activities
Member of BERA
Fellow of the HEA
- transitions to university and the student experience
- practical and active teaching and learning approaches in HE
- alternative educational approaches and developing outdoor pedagogy
I am currently involved in a research project relating to our Woodlands Forest Campus area within the Institute of Education.