I obtained a BA (Hons) from Sydney University in 1996. I have since completed a Master of Animal Science qualification with a focus on equine behaviour and welfare. I have also completed a Diploma of Agriculture and Cert IV in TAE with TAFE NSW. In the past decade I have been running my own equine training business as well as teaching agriculture and equine studies with TAFE NSW. Since 2017 I have been undertaking a PhD with Charles Sturt University in applied neuroscience, equine behaviour and learning.