I am currently studying for a PHD in literacy and language through Sheffield University and my dissertation will be on multilingualism and community knowledge.
I have worked most of my life in the voluntary community sector, currently employed as Development and Partnership Manager with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust. I also hold number of other positions including Chair of Rotherham Central Park View Children Centre, Governor of Thornhill primary school, Chair of Rotherham Independent Hate Crime Panel, Director of GROW (women's organisation).
I am a community researcher on the Sheffield University collaborative project,. 'The social, historical, cultural and democratic context of civic engagement: Imagining different communities and making them happen,' funded by ESR/AHRC Connected Communities programme.