My broad area of research interest is higher education and my current research projects focus on PGR mental health and wellbeing, the impact of professional doctorates in the workplace, leadership and management in higher education and unconditional offers.
I am Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and a Reader in Higher Education. My expertise is in doctoral education, particularly professional doctorates and mental health and wellbeing. I am Principal Investigator on a funded project Postgraduate Research Student Mental Health and Wellbeing (supported by £150,000 from the Office for Students Catalyst Fund) and Chair of the Vitae Working Group on Mental Health and Wellbeing. I became a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2016 and a National Teaching Fellow in 2019.
I contribute to the Graduate School Development Programme and supervisor training programme. I am currently supervising eight doctoral students.