As Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education I have responsibility for the strategic leadership and development of learning and teaching to ensure that we offer a grounded, holistic education with wide horizons and opportunities so that people from every background can realise their true potential. I am particularly keen to ensure that student-staff partnership underpins all we do.
In my last role, I was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience at the University of Hertfordshire. I have worked in education for almost my whole professional life: in early years, primary, further, adult and higher education. Prior to working at Hertfordshire, I was a senior leader in a primary school.
I am passionate about working with people from all backgrounds to enable them to grow and achieve in ways that are valuable to them, and which enable them to add value to the lives of others.
Having come to Higher Education from professional practice, I completed my PhD in Educational Research in 2017. My research interests are in the areas of student experience and Higher Education leadership and management.
I have maintained my professional connections through membership of a multi-academy trust (MAT) and as a governor of a school for pupils with physiological and neurological impairments. While at Hertfordshire I was Director of the University Alliance’s Teaching Excellence Alliance which sought to develop and promote the distinctive practical, technical and professional education at modern universities. I was a local government councillor on North Herts District Council until 2015.