Having first completed a degree in Agriculture & Biotechnology with a specialisation in Animal Health, I started working at Writtle in 2010 after completing my MSc in Animal Biology and Welfare. Over the years I have developed myself as an educator and course manager, and have been involved in a number of big projects, such as validation and revalidations of HE courses, development of new research areas, providing maths support to undergraduate students and a large multi-national multi-institution Erasmus+ funded project (TOPAS). I also supervise research students up to MPhil level.
Currently my main focus is the use of evidence-based methods in animal health science, the interaction of animal nutrition and health and developing professionalism in graduates. In addition, I have a keen interest in HE Learning and Teaching research because I feel this helps the College in supporting our students. Currently, I am working on a research project on evidence-based practice and course leadership in higher education.
Outside of Writtle, I volunteer as a STEM Ambassador for ExploreSTEM, promoting the sciences to school learners. I am an assessor for the professional registers of the British Society for Animal Science, the Royal Society of Biology and the Science Council. Additionally, I am Associate Editor and reviewer for Veterinary Evidence and a reviewer for Journal of Biological Education.