Personal profile


    I am a Senior Lecturer and Pathway Leader for Early Years Post Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS. My background is in Early Years Education and Further Education Post 16.

    My research interests are in Sustainability and Leadership and Management within the Early Years Sector. I lead a Forest School project within the university, providing trainees with the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of learning outside the classroom and encouraging young children to develop their confidence and understanding of the natural world.

    I am currently working with the Edge Hill sustainability group with the overall aim of increasing environmental and sustainability awareness across the university.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education

    Education/Academic qualification

    Leadership and Management , MA, Advanced Educational Practice , Liverpool John Moores University


    Award Date: 17 Oct 2019

    Forest School Leader, Other, Forest school Leader Award , Forest School Learning Alliance


    Award Date: 17 Sept 2018

    Advanced Learning Coach , Other, Subject Learning Coach , ELSIS


    Award Date: 21 Jul 2011

    Education and Training , Other, Further Education, Training and Skills , Knowsley Community College


    Award Date: 9 Jul 2002

    Early Childhood , Other, HND, St Helens College


    Award Date: 30 Jul 2000

    Education, PGCert, Certificate in Post 16 Education , Liverpool John Moores University


    Award Date: 18 Jul 1998

    Early Years , Other, NNEB, Mabel Fletcher Technical College


    Award Date: 25 Jun 1985

    Other positions

    External Examiner, University of the West of England

    Dec 20202024