I am a Professor of Higher Education in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. My expertise is in doctoral education, particularly professional doctorates and mental health and wellbeing. I was Principal Investigator on a funded project Postgraduate Research Student Mental Health and Wellbeing (supported by £150,000 from the Office for Students Catalyst Fund) which was completed in January 2020. I became a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2016 and a National Teaching Fellow in 2019. I currently Chair the Vitae Working Group on Mental Health and Wellbeing and am a member of the Governing Council of The Society for Research into Higher Education.
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 and leadership and management in higher education.
I contribute to the Graduate School Development Programme and supervisor training programme. I am currently supervising six doctoral students.