After graduating with a BA(Hons) in Business Studies, I gained extensive experience in Human Resource Management in Private and Public Sector organisations.  For over ten years I worked for Hays Plc, as a recruitment specialist in managerial roles including Regional, Business Development and Training Manager.  Before moving into higher education in 2005, I completed my MSc and CIPD at the University of Portsmouth.

Currently, my main role is Learning & Teaching Coordinator, taking a leading role within the BaL faculty to work with our schools to enhance learning, teaching and assessment.  This includes innovative projects in response to changes in Higher Education, in line with the University's Digital Success Plan 2021-2025 and Education Strategy, addressing student engagement, student inclusion and student belonging through staff development.  

Previously, I led and launched the Degree Apprenticeship business programme at the University of Portsmouth from 2016-2021 as Programme Director for Degree Apprenticeships (Business and Law faculty).  After course approval and launch, my work involved continuously developing existing apprenticeship courses and modules with our team from initial interest to End Point Assessment.  This required working with stakeholders; apprentices, employers, teaching teams, support teams and professional bodies.  This position was built on a platform of experience; knowledge and skills after five years of leading the HR courses (success evident by course analytics) and accumulating over 15 years of teaching experience within the Business School.  

Research interests

From previous training experience within industry, teaching experience and gaining a PgC LTHE my research interests lie in the field of work-integrated learning and enhancing the currriulum.