I started teaching following a successful career working with children and young people. I quickly found ways to integrate my experience of play-based learning into my teaching practice. As I was learning, finding new ways to deliver lessons that met the needs of the learner became my mission. So began my love of teaching.
For the next 10 years, I continued to develop my craft in both private sector training companies and colleges before moving into Higher Education to become a Senior Lecturer.
As a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education within a Business School, my passion for learning and enhancing the student experience continues to drive me. It led to the creation of a new approach to teaching and learning that I have called Enhancing the Learning Landscape. I now have over 20 years of experience in applying this to teaching subjects relating to business management, leadership, and human resource management.
I have applied this approach in the UK, countries in West Africa and the United Arab Emirates to enable students to link real-world experiences to practice in an academically informed way. As a result, I connected the various people, places, and ideas encountered along the way and created an international network. This global network now facilitates work placements as well as access to dissertation projects for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Together, these experiences now enable me to offer career guidance and support in a way that matches learner aspirations and experiences to the opportunities within their learning landscape.
Subjects I teach
College and Undergraduate: Business Management, HRM, Organisational Behaviour and Change, Managment and Leadership development
Postgraduate: MBA (Leadership, Strategy and Innovation, Project Supervision, HRM,). Venture Development and Entrepreneurship. Human Resource Management, Learning and Development
Award, Certificate, and Diploma in Education and Training (levels 3-5)
CMI Chartered Membership advice for Exemption Route applications
Preparing for Assessment Centres
Lewisham College (1991) Vocational Education, Training and Development Training and Development Lead Body (TDLB D32 and D33) Vocational Assessor award
Christchurch Canterbury University (1991-1993) Post Compulsory Education Certificate in Education
College of North East London (1997) Vocational Education, Training and Development Training and Development Lead Body (TDLB 34) Internal Verifier award
City And Guilds (2000) Quality Assurance Development
Training and Development Lead Body (TDLB 35) External Verifier award
Middlesex University (1995 – 1997) Education Studies with Human Resource Management – BA(Hons) Degree Middlesex University (2000 – 2002) Human Resource Management – Master’s Degree
Institute of Leadership and Management (2015) Advanced Assessor Skills and Assessment Centre Design and Management
Learn TEFL Company (2015) Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Middlesex University (2007-2011) Community Entrepreneurship Doctor of Professional Practice
Middlesex University (2017) Behaviourial Economics Post graduate Certificate in Behavioral Economics in Action
Chartered Management Institute (2019)Chartered Manager Award CMgr MCMI
My Passion And How I Inspire
My main passion is teaching. It began when I noticed the impact that a good teacher could have on a student. From a career focused on facilitating play-based services, seeing learners gain confidence in their knowledge, talents, and abilities, is an inspiration for me.
I enjoy finding ways to connect with students and enhance their learning landscape. If that means listening to their favorite music or watching a film as long as it enables me to provide examples that make sense to the learner, then my experience tells me student inspiration is nurtured, nourished and sustained.
My video Introduction
I trained as a Forest School Practitioner so that I could camp in as many environments as possible!