Moving from Plymouth to Birmingham in 2004, I read English Literature, Language and Drama at the University of Birmingham. In 2009 I gained a PGCE in Secondary English. Following my teacher training, I taught in a number of secondary schools across south Birmingham, teaching up to A-level. After seven years in the secondary sector, I joined University College Birmingham in the summer of 2016.
I teach GCSE English Language across all vocational areas.
Research interests and scholarly activity
I am currently participating in a project with the OTLA, looking at working with vocational staff to develop and implement specific literacy skills in relation to vocational schemes of work.