The first couple of years here were spent working with educational leaders who were studying for Master's degrees. Subsequently, I worked as lead tutor for the National Professional Qualification for Integrated Centre Leaders (NPQICL) which we delivered in partnership with the Carnegie Centre (at Leeds Met) and the National College for School Leadership. This was my introduction to working in the early year's sector and I now specialise in leadership and management within this field. My role has now expanded to take on responsibility for marketing and recruitment and as such I am a member of the department leadership team.
Previous roles include
Teaching Fellow, Lancaster University Management School
Organisational Development Consultant, HBOS plc
Management Development Consultant, Lucas Engineering and Systems
Training Manager, Lloyds TSB
Secondary Science teacher
My doctorate took a biographical approach examining how children's centre leaders' professional and personal biographies have influenced their understanding and practice of leadership.
My specialist areas of interest are:
leadership and management in the early years context
leadership and management in education - particularly in specialist schools
multi- agency working