I have taught for over 25 years in Oxfordshire schools and colleges. During this time I have been a class teacher, Head of Department, Assistant Head and Deputy Head. Subjects I teach include A level psychology and biology, GCSE Science and Computer Science, and KS3 Science. I currently work as an Education Officer, dividing my time between Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH) and the Bodleian Libraries.
My professional interests are Teaching and Learning, particularly in respect to inclusion and equity for economically disadvantaged students and those with special educational needs or disabilities; environmental education, particularly natural history and the impact of the climate emergency, and professional development. I am also interested in the link between staff wellbeing and outcomes, and strategies to help different groups of students make better progress.
My work at OUMNH is focussed on education outreach In the HOPE for the Future project, particularly to increase participation, achievement and cultural capital among KS2 and KS3 children, especially those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. At the Bodleian Libraries, I work in the Education Team to help secondary school and college students make the most of exhibitions, collections- based learning and study skills.