I am currently Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and Director of the Stirling Network for Curriculum Studies. I started my career in education as a teacher of History, working in a number of secondary schools in England and New Zealand, where I also taught Geography, RE, Humanities and Social Studies. In New Zealand, I was the Coordinating Lecturer of Christchurch College of Education's Nelson campus from January 1999 until June 2000.
Since arriving at the former School of Education at Stirling in 2001, I have taken on a number of roles. I was Director of Initial Teacher Education between 2004 and 2007, and Director of the First Year Educational Studies Programme between 2009 and 2011.
I have also undertaken several external roles, including: Scottish Government: member of the Curriculum and Assessment Board (2017-present); Welsh Government: member of the Curriculum and Assessment Group (2016-present); Scottish Government: member of the National Improvement Strategic Group (2016-2017); Scottish Educational Review: Editor (2007-2010); Chair of the Editorial Board (2011-2014); British Educational Research Association (BERA): Co-opted Council member (2013-2017); Chair of the Academic Publications Committee (2014-2017).