I graduated as a mature student in 1992 from Cardiff University with a BA (Hons) in Welsh History and Sociology. This was followed by a PGCE (FE). I then undertook an M.Sc. (Econ) in Research Methods and Applications, again at Cardiff University. Prior to attending University I was a Storekeeper in an engineering factory.
I joined Cardiff Metropolitan University in September 2007. I am a Senior Lecturer and I teach on the BA Education Studies programme. I have specific responsibility for first and second year modules that focus upon employability and leadership. I am also responsible for the coordination of students' work based placements. I have previously worked as a Development Officer at the University of Wales Newport and at the University of Glamorgan where I was a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods in The Glamorgan Business School. Following graduation, I taught A level and Access students in a Further Education College.