I first joined Staffordshire University in 2013 teaching on the Social Welfare Law, Policy and Practice course. I soon took the course leader role for the distance learning course and have now taken on the course leader role for the campus-based course too.
I have extensive experience working in the social welfare law sector and my last role involved advising and representing clients in social security appeals, including representing at tribunals in addition to raising social policy issues and contributing to government consultations and reviews at a local and national level.
My educational background is in law and my undergraduate degree was completed as part of a pilot project for a 2 year Fast Track degree in Law. I then completed what was the Bar Vocational Course, now known as the BPTC. Since joining the University, I have completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher & Professional Education (PGCHPE).
Professional memberships and activities
Primarily my expertise lies in social welfare law with extensive knowledge of all welfare benefits, welfare reform and social policy. Additionally, I have significant knowledge of equality and diversity and discrimination, particularly in relation to disabled people and substantial knowledge and experience in employment law and navigating the appeals system to secure legal redress.
Social Welfare Law and Welfare Reform
Access to Justice and Legal Aid
Social Exclusion and Social Justice
I currently teach on the undergraduate Social Welfare Law, Policy and Advice Practice course on the following modules:
Legal Theory and Practice
Social Welfare Law & Community Care
Welfare Benefits & Money Advice
Equality & Diversity