I am an Associate Professor in the College of Human and Health Sciences. I worked as a midwife from 1983 to 1999 and since then I have been a university lecturer with a special interest in social science research. Throughout my career my abiding aim has always been to contribute positively to the wellbeing of the public and I continually strive to build bridges between education and the world of work. I also aim to empower students to become excellent contributors to society and to become leaders in their field to challenge received wisdom and utilise their hard-won knowledge for the benefit of the wider community.
I am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and am currently working in the broad area of Social Sciences. I research, publish and present findings from several strands of my work in relation to education, clinical supervision, workplace learning, and young families.