Personal profile

Summary

I began working at the University of Portsmouth in 2021 as a Senior Teaching Fellow. I am level 6 tutor for BA (Hons) Accounting with Finance, and BA (Hons) Financial Management.

My years of experience in higher education have underpinned my Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, a Dip HE in Research Methods, and I have an MA in Professional Practice – researching the understandability of the terminology used in external audit reports. I hold two external examiner appointments.

Biography

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. Prior to joining academia, I gained work experience in practice with various accounting firms including Coopers and Lybrand. I have worked with a range of clients, leading on accounts preparation and accounting system support for SMEs, and supervising audits. I have also trained in a management accounting environment for an engineering company, in their Overseas Accounts Department.

Since joining academia, I have provided consulting services to a Southampton based charity, where I was on the receiving end of an external audit. I have maintained my involvement with local charities, supporting their book-keeping functions.

Prior to joining the University of Portsmouth, I was a permanent Course Leader for the Accounting and Finance undergraduate degrees, and the Business Foundation Year at Solent University. I was also Programme Group Leader Accounting, Finance and Economics. I taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including dissertation supervision, and on the Chartered Association of Certified Accountant’s accredited professional training courses – for Financial Reporting (FR), Audit and Assurance (AA).

Teaching Responsibilities

My areas of expertise are based on my practical experience in financial reporting and auditing. I am Module Coordinator for level 6 Professional Accounting Practice, and Accounting in the Community modules, which provide opportunities for students to enhance their practical experience, performing independent examinations for local charities. I also coordinate a monthly Accounting Clinic to support entrepreneurial students and alumni of University of Portsmouth, utilising the skills of Accounting and Finance undergraduates to provide real world signposting and support for our clients.

I teach on Advanced Financial Reporting, and Auditing modules. I am also Module Coordinator for Auditing at Kaplan Singapore.

Education/Academic qualification

MA, Professional Practice

DipHE, Research

CertHE, TLHE

External positions

External Examiner, Cardiff University

19 Nov 2021Jul 2025

External Examiner, Ulster University

20 Jul 2021Jul 2025