I graduated with a First Class BSc in Psychology and IT (Joint Hons) at Liverpool Hope in 2000. In 2014 I was awarded a PhD from Liverpool John Moores University after studying part-time alongside a full -time job at the University. My thesis is entitled  "A Longitudinal Cohort Study Examining the Relationship between Working Memory and UK Primary School Curricular Mathematics".

My role at Liverpool Hope University is Professional Tutor and Lab Manager in Psychology.

Current course lead responsibilities are Research Design and Analysis at Level C and Programming and Experimental Design(Level C).

My interests have expanded to encompass resilience and mental toughness in both teaching and student populations.  I am also interested in attitudes towards statistics and attainment.