I studied a BSc in Economics at the University of Essex but then developed an interest in human resources management. I went on to study master's degrees in Human Resource Management and Management Psychology at the University of Bradford and University of Nottingham respectively.
I had a career in Human Resources specialisng in Learning and Organisational Development for the last 7 years within the private, not-for-profit and voluntary sectors. I was heavily involved in employee engagement with a strong interest in diversity and inclusion in employment practices.
This has then led onto starting a PhD to look at engagement within the public sphere with a view to looking at how to ensure under-represented groups are involved in public policy/management.