I started work as a Graduate Management Trainee in Food Retailing and continuing to work as a Departmental Manager in a number of non-food, HR and logistics departments; commercial experience was further gained by being appointed as Deputy Superstore Manager for a large city centre retailer.
After seven years in retail management, I undertook a career change into the education sector. Having already gained qualifications in Food and Nutrition and The Chartered Management Institute, I continued to study for teaching qualifications and an Honours Degree in Business Studies at BCU. I was able to teach business/management related subjects at A Level and Vocational Level 3 in Further Education, as well as teaching on the undergraduate Business programme at the University of Wolverhampton. I also undertook roles such as External Verifier (level 3 &4) and Senior Examiner for A Level Business Studies (AQA).
I joined University College Birmingham in 2008 and my teaching covers a broad range of business/management related modules across all undergraduate levels. I am a member of the Chartered Management Institute and the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development. Whilst at the University, I have achieved an MBA from Aston Business School and a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
My key responsibilities are centred on my role as a Senior Lecturer, Year Manager for the final year BA Business Enterprise programme and module leader for Human Resources modules at level 5.
Human Resource Planning, Managing Human Resources, People and Organisations, Appraising Business Activities, Contemporary Entrepreneurial Studies, Strategic Management and Research Project.
Research interests and scholarly activity
External employer engagement. Employee engagement and wellbeing. Employability Champion for the Business School