While working towards my PhD in psychology, I worked as a Sessional Lecturer teaching research methods and data analysis at Liverpool John Moores University from 2004 to 2008. I joined the Department of Social and Psychological Sciences at Edge Hill University as a Research Assistant in 2009, in which I worked on several educational psychology projects for 18 months. I then became an Associate Tutor in the same department, where I remained, on a casual basis, until July 2016. I joined the research team in the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University in October 2013. In my position as Research Associate, I am involved in several projects, but primarily conduct research into various areas of educational psychology, including student attitudes and engagement, parental attitudes and literacy development.