My career started in the private sector where I worked in retail and consultancy, and then moving into a MRC/ESRC research fellowship in Organisational Psychology at the University of Sheffield. I subsequently worked as a teacher and senior manager in schools and colleges for some years, specialising in Psychology, Sociology and the social sciences.
In 2005, I was appointed as director of Undergraduate matters at the University of Manchester School of Psychological Sciences, and since then I have worked at a number of Higher Education Institutions, in psychology, education studies and teacher education. My doctoral work concerned teacher identity and development.
I am now very happy to be working at Manchester Metropolitan University in Education Studies. My research and other interests include disadvantage, inclusion and inclusive pedagogies, professional identity, teacher identity, gender and disadvantage, professional development in teachers, reflective practice & reflexivity.