With over 20 years of experience as a senior teacher, creative technologist and STEM programme manager, I’m a strong advocate of improving girls’ and women’s opportunities in Computing and Technology.
After qualifying as a Technology teacher in secondary education I became a SENCO and senior leader in an 11-18 setting in Leeds. I then took a change in career direction with a national role focused on teacher professional development programmes with Ed Tech, during which time a part-time sabbatical research assistant post ignited my passion for academic research into maker education in schools.
During 2017 I launched the Foundation for Digital Creativity, with another co-founder who encouraged me to pursue my dream of becoming a post graduate researcher. I’m excited to be broadening my professional understanding and educational impact around an inclusive topic threaded through previous teaching roles and latest projects.