I am the Head of Access, Equality and Inclusion at the University of Strathclyde. I lead the team responsible for increasing opportunities and removing barriers to study and success for those from widening access backgrounds. I manage outreach projects as well as transition and retention initiatives designed to support access students whilst on their programmes of study.
Prior to this, I gained over ten years’ experience teaching and researching in higher education. My research interests span widening participation; retention and the student experience; identity in higher education; and the experience of young adult carers and students from looked after/care backgrounds.
I am Editor of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education and have a substantial track record of publication in the fields of learning development and widening participation. This includes 6 peer-reviewed papers, 2 textbooks and a chapter in an edited textbook.