I began my journey as a trainee probation officer employed in South Yorkshire, completing the BA Hons/Diploma in Probation Studies in 2005. Completing work as a Probation Officer working with High Risk of Harm, Sexual and Violent Offenders, I then moved on to work around Yorkshire and Humberside on counter terrorism and the Prevent Agenda — training probation officers to understand the impact and their role.
I progressed into management and undertook a Masters in Community and Criminal Justice, which I completed in 2011. Following the Transforming Rehabilitation Agenda, I joined a privately-owned community rehabilitation company in 2014 and became a deputy director in 2016. My responsibilities included interventions, performance and the establishment of the new operating model within South Yorkshire.
My roles and responsibilities within the University include teaching on a variety of programmes including the probation qualification, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes, specialising in Terrorism, Leadership and Change.
I am a keen believer in my own professional development, as well as staff development. My other qualifications include:
• Preparing to Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS)
• Institute in Management First Line Management (Level 3)
• Institute in Management Coaching and Mentoring (Level 5)
• PgCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Level 7)
I am currently completing my Executive MBA.