I was one of the first four full time degree trained radiographers in the country to graduate from the University of Portsmouth. My clinical career started at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester where I specialised in Computed Tomography (CT), obtaining my MSc in Medical Imaging, with CT accreditation, again at the University of Portsmouth.

I subsequently expanded my experience by moving to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth where I became involved in the installation of computed radiography (CR) and the picture archiving and communications system (PACS), as well as consolidating my knowledge of CT. During this time I also undertook a postgraduate course in radiographer reporting at Southbank University and actively reported appendicular trauma radiographs for several years.

In 2000 I accepted a post as lecturer at City University in London where I obtained my Introductory Certificate to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Academy membership (now Advance HE). Late in 2002 I moved to the University of Portsmouth as a senior lecturer.

In September 2010 I completed my PhD within the School of Computing, Faculty of Technology, University of Portsmouth, exploring factors potentially affecting the perception and interpretation of medical images used in Higher Education.

In 2012 I was appointed as External Promotion and Liaison Lead for the School of Health Sciences and Social Work. In October 2014 I became the interim Associate Dean (Students) and in June 2015 moved fully into this role.  

In 2020 I secured the role of Interim Head of the School of Health and Care Professions, moving into the full role later in the year.

Research interests

  • Leadership in HE;
  • Effective Learning Support;
  • Student outcome measures.