I’m a Professor of Addictive Behaviour Science and the Director of Education and Student Experience, in the School of Applied Sciences at London South Bank University, where I also completed my BSc and PhD in psychology. As an active researcher in the field of addictive behaviour, I have a particular focus on developing education-based interventions to prevent alcohol-related harms, and work closely with The Drinkaware Trust as a member of their Research and Impact Committee.
I have worked in further and higher education for over 15 years, and have a passion for widening participation in education, and ensuring that we promote inclusivity in the broadest sense. Having previously worked for several years as a special educational needs tutor for children with autism, I have seen first hand the transformative impact of education, especially when children with special educational needs are given the right support early on in their development. This is the main reason I am keen to become a school governor, and why I was particularly keen to become involved with Corbet’s Tey School.