A research, education, community and health practitioner with 22 years experience in practice and 11 years experience within higher education. I am currently the Director of Higher Plain Research & Education, a value driven practice supporting organisations to meet their aims. I provide research project expertise, education consultancy and training on equality, diversity and human focused leadership. Previously I was an Associate Professor in Education within the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have supported and mentored colleagues in their development towards Fellowship and PGCE status. I am a strong supporter and driver of equality and diversity and whilst at Swansea University was part of the leadership team of both Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter Mark.