Often Teaching, Always Learning
I am an advanced practitioner in a large further education group in West Yorkshire, where I work with the central teaching, learning and assessment team to facilitate reflection, sharing and development of practice in line with individual and departmental priorities.
I am a music and performing arts teacher, now working predominately within higher education in further education settings, with a keen interest in the development of students' academic writing skills.
I am working towards my Doctorate in Education with the University of Sheffield, and am supported to do so by the Research Further initiative; co-created by the Association of Colleges and NCFE.
My research interests lie in poverty, further education, teaching and learning. My thinking in these areas is heavily influenced by theories of social justice, cognitive justice and critical pedagogy.
I am a Glaswegian who has been living in Leeds since 2015. I'm a dedicated pet-mum to two dogs, two cats, four chickens and one bearded dragon. When I'm not admiring their infinite loveliness I can be found bouldering, writing, playing violin with the Leeds Symphony Orchestra, embroidering swear words, or wandering the outdoors.