I am a Lecturer in Education in the Department of Education and Childhood Studies at Swansea University.
Previously I was an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in child health and education at The National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research, based at Swansea University. Through my PhD, I developed the HAPPEN Wales network, a national network aimed at improving the health, wellbeing and education outcomes of primary school children across Wales. My research uses linked routine data from the SAIL (Secure Anonymised Information Linkage) databank to explore how child health and health behaviours affect educational attainment in primary school children. I also conduct evaluations of school-based interventions including curriculum-based outdoor learning and The Daily Mile. I lead a body of research examining the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on pupils, teachers and headteachers using survey data and routine records.
Prior to starting my PhD, I completed my undergraduate degree in Sports Science and a Masters in Public Health and Health Promotion