I am Chartered Accountant working in Higher Education as a Principal Teaching Fellow at the University of Southampton. I work in Higher Education because I had an absolutely fantastic three years at the University of Birmingham and I love what I do for a living.
I firmly believe in the value of attending University and the contribution that we as Universities make to society. I describe myself as someone who is relentlessly student focussed and I try to blend my teaching with my experience working for KPMG, the ICAEW and local enterprise more generally.
I am passionate about the role co-curricular activities have to play in supporting academic learning and professional development, something which I have enjoyed the benefits of throughout my career.
I currently sit on the University Council, providing constructive challenge to and scrutiny of the University’s Executive. Within the Business School I am the Deputy Head of the Department of Accounting, providing support for the Head of Department, deputising at meetings and regularly presenting programme talks at University Open and School Visit Days.
In the classroom I specialise in teaching Financial Accounting and Audit and I have pioneered the use of ICAEW educational films to help contextualise the teaching of those subjects, regularly presenting sessions using the films at conferences in the U.K. and overseas.
In 2018 I was deeply honoured to be included in the Shaw Trust Power List, a listing of the 100 most influential disabled people in the U.K.
Outside of the University, I am Chair of the ICAEW’s Assessment Committee and a member of the ICAEW’s Council .(the governing body of the Institute) and Learning and Professional Development Board.