I joined the University of Bradford in January 2021. My previous position was at Bradford College as a social work lecturer (since April 2012) and Head of School for Social Care and Community Practice (since September 2019). As the Head of School I designed and gained validation and approval for the social work degree apprenticeship programme. Prior to this I was a social work lecturer at the University of Plymouth. I am a qualified and registered social worker, and member of BASW. My practice experience was largely working alongside young people. I worked at Barnardos as a social worker and then Childrens Service Manager. Before this I was at the City of York Council. My research, academic and practice interests are diverse, and include the following: the experiences of care leavers (notions of 'home', class, belonging and inclusion), social pedagogy, human rights, equalities and inclusion, the synergy between social work and environmentalism, leadership in social work, student engagement and student-shaped curricula, amongst many other areas. I have developed international links with the Arctic University of Norway and am an ambassador for The White Ribbon Campaign.