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Personal profile


Having spent the first half of my career enjoying a variety of industry experiences, I am now teaching A level Sociology whilst undertaking a PhD. My PhD aims to further academic inquiry into the sociology of religion, particularly the millennial post-Catholic experience upon leaving the church. 

During my MRes I completed research around Personal Advisers' perceptions of their roles within a leaving care service. This is being used as a service development opportunity for the service in which the study was completed. 

Alongside my PhD and my part-time post-16 teaching role, I am the Secretary and a co-founder of the PGR Society. I have also undertaken course representative and employed Research Assistant roles during my MRes.  


Research Interests

  • Sociology of religion. 
  • Leaving religious institutions.
  • Social care, particularly leaving care services for care experienced young people. 
  • Qualitative research inquiry. 

Education/Academic qualification

MSc, Criminology and Criminal justice

Award Date: 24 Oct 2018

BSc (Hons), Criminology and Sociology, University of Surrey

Award Date: 4 Jul 2013

MRes, How Personal Advisers in a leaving care service perceive their roles

External positions

A Level Sociology lecturer, Cirencester College, Cirencester

1 Sept 2023 → …

Research Assistant: Bibliography for 'wellbeing of part-time and distance learning PGR students' project, University of Portsmouth

Jun 2023Jul 2023

Homelessness Prevention Personal Adviser, Hampshire County Council

2 Sept 201925 Aug 2023

Support Worker, Society of St James, Aldershot

Jan 2017Sept 2019

Drug and Alcohol Practitioner, The Forward Trust (formerly Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust)

Jul 2016Jan 2017

Administrative Officer, The Forward Trust (formerly Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust)

Jul 2015Jul 2016