I have worked in the world of education throughout my career in a variety of roles. Qualifying as a teacher initially, I worked in schools before taking charge of, firstly, a Teachers' Centre providing CPD for education professionals then a large Education Centre in a North East Local Authority which acted as a hub for a host of school support services and activities. I was also the BBC Schools' Education Officer for Training in the North East and Cumbria.
Research interests include exploring the student experience (joint paper published), children's self-perception (joint paper awaiting publication), children in school transition (current project) and supporting non-traditional learners to achieve at HE level. In May 2017, I was awarded Senior Fellow status in Higher Education Academy (HEA).