I originally studied beauty therapy and hairdressing and worked in beauty salons as a therapist and manager for six years. I began lecturing in beauty therapy in the Further Education sector at Hull College of Further Education. I then moved to London College of Fashion as course director for Access to Beauty Therapy to enable students to gain qualification for Higher Education. My next move was to Derby to study Psychology, and I worked part-time at Burton College while studying for my degree. After graduation, I spent two years working for a private academy who specialised in apprenticeships in beauty therapy. I joined University College Birmingham in 2002, where I teach across Beauty Management, Spa Management and Aesthetic Practitioner programmes.
I teach across Beauty Management, Spa Management and Aesthetic Practitioner programmes. I lecture and module lead on the following modules: Academic Skills, Critical Approaches to Research in Aesthetics.
Research Interests and Scholarly activity
My research interests are Memory, the Effects of Complementary Therapies, Social Media in the Salon and Spa Industry, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
I have worked as an external examiner for London College of Fashion BSc Beauty and Spa Therapies and more recently for Warwickshire College Group for their FdA Beauty.