I began my career working with children as the role of teaching assistant. During my time in this role I supported children with learning across nursery, infant and junior school age phases. I then went on to specialise in special educational needs and, in particular, working with children with communication difficulties. Having completed my undergraduate degree in Childhood Studies, I joined University College Birmingham in 2008 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. I subsequently went on to gain employment as a lecturer in the School of Education and Community at University College Birmingham.
I am the module leader for Emotional Intelligence in Practice, Equity and Inclusive Practice and Professional at Work 2. Other Modules I have taught are Behaviour and Individual Differences, Research for Enquiry, Principles of Professional Practice for Employability, Creativity and Play, Child Development, Interpersonal and Communication Skills.
Research interests and scholarly activity
I am currently studying for a PhD at The University of Warwick. Research focus: the relationship between teacher identity and pedagogy.
Offsite teaching at The University of Worcester, developing skills of Emotional Intelligence with trainee Midwives.