I have been teaching in higher education in the social sciences for a number of years including several years as an Associate Lecturer within Applied Social Studies at the University of Bedfordshire. In July 2017 I was, therefore, delighted to join the department on a permanent basis.
My doctoral research, undertaken at the Open University, was a feminist informed narrative-discursive exploration of stepmothering and identity. I am, myself, a biological mother, a stepmother and have also been a foster carer and these experiences have informed my interest in families and parenting in all their many forms.
Working as part of the Child and Adolescent Studies team is therefore an excellent fit with my background and research interests together with my areas of teaching expertise.