I completed my bachelor degree followed by an MA, at the University of Wales, Swansea. Then I did my PGCE and later on attained my DipSW, from the University of Wales, Bangor. Recently, I have gained my doctorate from Keele University. My thesis is entitled: ‘The declared political identity of social workers in a neoliberal era’.
My past work includes research assistant in the Welsh Political Archive, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth; working in the voluntary sector; working as a social worker in north Wales; and teaching social work in further education.
I joined the School of Social Sciences as a lecturer in social work in 2006 and became a lecturer in social policy in 2012.
I have recently completed my doctorate which explores the development of declared and enacted political identity amongst social workers through the use of a constructivist grounded theory and biographical interviews. My supervisors were Dr. Pat Chambers, Professor Farzana Shain and Dr. Damian Breen, School of Public Policy and Professional Practice, Keele University.
I’m currently writing two articles based on my thesis to be submitted to peer reviewed journals.