I am a Lecturer in Primary Education.
I am currently chairing E103,' Learning and teaching in the primary years', a module in the BA (Hons) Education Studies (Primary). I authored the mathematics subject knowledge study blocks in E209, 'Developing subject knowledge for the primary years'.
I also work on the Learning Assistant component of the Girls' Education Challenge (GEC) in Sierra Leone, supporting young women to qualify as primary school teachers in rural Sierra Leone, and the foundation numeracy strand of the IGATE-T project in ZImbabwe.
Before coming to the OU, I was Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at the University of Greenwich, where I was also the Programme Leader for undergraduate initial teacher training. Prior to that, I worked as primary school teacher, mathematics co-ordinator and SENCO in the London boroughs of Southwark and Bexley.
In a previous career I worked within banking in the City for a number of years before training as a teacher.
In May 2017 I completed my EdD, exploring the professional learning of teaching assistants in primary schools, with a particular focus on the development of mathematical subject knowledge.