1.What is your position within the School?
Director of Social Sciences.
2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford?
I have worked in the School since it was established in its current form in 2013 and I have worked at the university since 2003.
3.Which building are you based in?
4.Why did you choose to work within the School?
It is a vibrant and energetic school that has some great people in it. The subjects are close to my research interests and as Director I am able to support people to achieve their potential.
5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?
Attending graduation and seeing the results of hard work and commitment from staff, students and their families.
6.What is your biggest dream?
That the staff and students in my Directorate have all achieved their personal and career goals=happiness!
7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?
I cycle for exercise, read for pleasure, go to opera for culture and do voluntary work for my principles.
8.What was your first job?
My first ‘proper’ job was as a Community Worker in a pit village in South Yorkshire, although I had a variety of casual jobs before then including building and factory work.
9. What has been your greatest achievement?
Being the first person in my extended family to gain education beyond age 16.
10.What would make your job easier?
A competent government that had values of social justice at its heart.
11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?
Live your life by your principles, but don’t sacrifice others to them.Leave a comment