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Work Experience in Education

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Programme Director for a Teacher Training Provider

Deputy Head of an Education Department at a University

Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Education at a University


Local County Council, Team Manager for a Team Around the School, Child and Community

Local County Council, Behaviour Support Advisor across 16 schools

Class Teacher, SEND Year Group Lead and Subject Co-ordinator.

Youth Worker

Current Additional Volunteer Roles:


School Governor at 3 primary schools


Peer Reviewer for the British Journal of Special Education, Chartered College of Teaching Impact Journal, and Routledge.

Member of the Chartered College of Teaching Research Team Steering Committee


Research Ethics Panelist for the Chartered College of Teaching

Autism Education Trust (AET) Member of the Expert Reference Group

External Moderator and Validation Panel Member for a variety of Educational Courses

Essex Family Forum, SEND Family Champion


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Doctor of Education, Brunel University  – Thesis titled: The Experiences of Trainee Teachers working with Looked After Children


Currently taking the NPQEL, National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership, Ambition Institute


Master of Education, Anglia Ruskin University


PGCert Teaching and Learning (Higher Education), Anglia Ruskin University


PGCert Autism Spectrum Conditions, Middlesex University


PGCert NASENCO, SENCO qualification, Middlesex University


PGCE Primary with QTS, Anglia Ruskin University


BA (Hons) Psychology, The Open University

Certificate in Humanities, The Open University

Certificate in Leading Schools-Led Provision, NASBTT National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers

A range of Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced (Post-graduate) courses in Philosophy, The Open University

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Professional Membership

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FCCT, Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching




SFHEA, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy




Anglia Ruskin Senior Fellowship




GMBPsS, Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society


Autism Education Trust (AET) Member of the Expert Reference Group


Autism Education Trust (AET) Member of the Schools Reference Group

2023 Alumni of the Year Awards!

I was thrilled to be nominated and shortlisted as a finalist for the Brunel Alumni of the Year Award.

Brunel have said ‘Thank you to everyone who made a nomination to celebrate our wonderful alumni community and recognise the career successes, outstanding achievements and contributions to the community of our graduates from Brunel University London.

This year saw another impressive selection of entries. Nominations were shortlisted by staff from Brunel’s Media Relations team, the Professional Development Centre, and the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team to give us our 2023 finalists.’

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