I began working at the University as a teaching Fellow in 2021, becoming a Senior Teaching Fellow in 2022 as well as a Module Co-Ordinator.
I am aiming to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2023 (course commencing in 2022). In 2021 I completed an MBA in Strategic Leadership at the University, gaining a Distinction, with my work-based learning project focussing on the role artificial intelligence could play at Portsmouth City Council.
I originally trained as a Certified Accountant whilst working in a medium accountancy firm between 1994 and 1996. This gave me valuable experience of working with a wide range of clients in key areas such as accounts preparation, auditing, taxation, and payroll. During this time I gained the professional qualifications of the ACCA.
After my accounting training and practice I worked in a number of different roles including a Systems Accountant, leading a team in a global financial services company. This role required me to use Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (UK GAAP, US GAAP and other local GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards to prepare consolidated financial statements and budgets for the group. My work included handling chart of accounts updates, writing group reports, and ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation.. The role involved working with colleagues internationally, including USA, Singapore and Australia. It also gave me a real insight into the experience of being audited instead of being the auditor!
I also have over 30 years experience of working in retail, aerospace, further education and local government and the lessons learned from that also very much inform my teaching to both undergraduates and post-graduates.
Since joining the University of Portsmouth in 2021, I have taught on several modules across the two subject group, including Business Consultancy Project, Strategic Management Accounting, Financial Management, Financial Reporting, Strategic Management and Taxation.
I currently coordinate the Strategic Management module for CMDA Level 6 course for the Army.
I also a Personal Tutor for Level 6 students providing pastoral support and future employability requirements.