Prior to my position as a Senior Lecturer in Education at Cardiff University, I was the leading Research Associate for the WISERD Education cohort study at the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research Data & Methods (WISERD). This project is a longitudinal study involving over 1500 pupils in over 30 primary and secondary schools across Wales.
Before coming to Cardiff University to join WISERD in February 2013, I worked in Nuku'alofa, Tonga as the Fellow in Curriculum at the Institute of Education with the University of the South Pacific. This role involved working closely with fellow researchers, educators and the ministries of education in a number of Pacific island nations in developing educational policy and curriculum development.
In addition to my work in academia, I also have six years experience as a secondary school teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. During this time, I completed a research and teaching fellowship with the University of Wales Trinity St David in Carmarthen, Wales conducting ethnographic research and delivering lectures on social inclusion and cultural studies. I am passionate about curriculum, pedagogy and topics associated with schooling, particularly in Wales.