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I am the Associate Head of School (Students) for the newly-formed School of Education, Languages and Linguistics. I have strategic and operational oversight for retention and recruitment of students. My brief also includes leading our School in relation to Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

I was previously the Course Leader for Educational Leadership & Management. I led the University of Portsmouth's MSc, PG Dip and PG Cert provision in this context. I also led the corresponding Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship.

Other aspects of my University activity relate to my work with members of the UK Military and Veteran community regarding their engagement with Higher Education. I also work with the Service Children Progression Alliance.

My occupational experience is a mix of both commercial and state-sector training and education. I have held roles relating to governance, strategy, compliance and R&D.

I am in the research phase of my academic doctoral training. My thesis addresses the repositioning of military service into civilian occupational contexts - specifically those relating to teacher education.

Education/Academic qualification

MA, Learning and Teaching , University of Portsmouth

Oct 2008May 2010

PGCE, Post Compulsory Education (14-19, 19+)

Sept 2007Jul 2008

BA (Hons), Politics and Sociology

Sept 2004Jul 2007

External positions

External Examiner, University of Worcester

Dec 2022 → …

Assistant Director, Adult and Higher Education, St Vincent's College

May 2017Feb 2019

Teacher , St Vincent's College

Sept 2008Feb 2019


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