I was called to the bar in 2002 and undertook pupillage at 2 Hare Court with pupil supervisors many of whom have since taken silk or been elevated to the Circuit bench. I got tenancy after pupillage and undertook serious criminal work (prosecution and defence) in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal both on my own and with a leader. I was also instructed by HMRC to appear in the First Tier Tribunal (Tax) against companies who appealed the denial of VAT repayments where carousel fraud was alleged.
In 2011 I left the self-employed bar and worked in-house for the Nursing & Midwifery Council. I advised on cases and appeared for the NMC before their practice committees and the High Court.
From September 2011-2016, I was a BPTC Lecturer at BPP University, Law School. I taught Criminal Litigation, Evidence & Sentencing (and was the Module Leader), Advocacy, Professional Ethics, Advanced Criminal Litigation and Professional Discipline, a module that I created and won approval to run by BPP’s Academic Council. I also taught and assessed on the Bar Transfer Test and the Solicitors Higher Rights qualification.
In September 2016 I was appointed Teaching Enhancement Manager in the Learning & Teaching team at BPP University. My role covered a number of L&T areas including technology enhanced learning. I am interested in:
- The use of technology in teaching both knowledge and skills
- The most effective way of delivering content online
- The presentation skills of those who teach, both delivery and visual aids
Currently I’m Deputy Dean of Education Services with strategic responsibility for our Learning & Teaching team, Careers, Library, Inclusion & widening participation, English and functional skills, our PGCPHE programme, CPD and academic promotion. I report to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education Services).
Away from teaching, I enjoy cooking (which will come as no surprise if you follow me on twitter), puns and the sound of my own voice.
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