Prior to working in higher education I have worked in further education (1998 - 2001) and youth work (1994 - 1997 & 2001 - 2007). Both in inner city areas, promoting personal and social development, mostly through outdoor education.
I started work at Winchester in 2007, initally as an associate lecturer, running a foundation degree in community development, but then moving on to teaching across social care and disability topics. I developed the current Health, Community and Social care Studies programme in 2010, which I programme led till 2015. I became Head of Department of Interprofessional Studies in 2016.