I was inspired to pursue a career in teaching by my Business Studies tutor at A level.
However, I wanted to work in industry first to equip myself with the relevant skillset, experiences and knowledge to best pass on to the students I teach so proceeded to work in various roles before embarking on qualifying to teach.
I currently teach on the Business Management degree programmes focusing on Operational Leadership, Leadership Practice, Dynamic Business Environment and Organisational Ethics in Business.
I am a strong advocate of transferrable skills and lifelong learning. I believe that embracing a Higher Education programme coupled with life experience and determination results in the most successful and employable graduates ready to be the Leaders of tomorrow.
Courses I Teach
Qualifications and Accolades
<li>MSc Business Management: University of Central Lancashire. </li>
<li>Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE): University of Bolton</li>
<li>BA (Hons) Business Studies: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School</li>
<li>Microsoft Innovative Educator</li>
I was a Product Manager within the pharmaceutical industry for a number of years working across Global operations for the Molnlycke Healthcare Group and Regent Medical. This included ‘behind the glass’ market research, International exhibitions, designing packaging, UK/Europe logistics of products and organising Marketing exhibitions.
I have also held various Marketing roles across both private sector and public sector organisations including: GP strategies, Debenhams PLC, Beneast Training Ltd and B&FC. My areas of work included planning exhibitions, outreach, print and digital marketing materials and web content.
With regards to teaching after qualifying to teach in 2012 I taught across a number of academic study levels.
- Secondary School (North West)
- Further Education (B&FC)
- Apprenticeships and Higher Education (University of Central Lancashire).
This variety helped me focus my skills as well as my preferred environment and confirmed that Higher Education was where I wanted to consolidate and establish my teaching career.
In addition to providing content for various websites and publications I have spoken at a number of industry conferences including EORNAC and RCS frontiers annual event both in the UK and Europe.
To keep my knowledge accurate and appropriate to the modules I teach I spend several days in industry each year as part of my Continuous professional Development. BAE Systems, KPMG and Manchester City Football Club PLC being the most recent.