I left school at 16 and did my general and psychiatric nurse training. It was not until I had my family that I studied for my first degree, juggling family care and part-time work, then midwifery training with my studies.
My shift from health care into research was founded on a dual need for academic stimulation and the need to make a difference.
My focus on death studies and ethnography was core to my academic career. Working as Media Fellow alongside various academic roles at The Open University enabled me to pursue an interest in the role of media in teaching. I have had the opportunity to write scripts for various teaching dramas and continue to derive great pleasure from this.