Office location CA 2.48 Righton Building, Manchester Campus
Office hours 0800-1630
Academic and professional qualifications
Since 2003 I worked within Placements at MMU as well as continuing to lecture in subject areas of Event and Hospitality Management, Event Destinations and Employability Skills. I am the a departmental specialist in employability, work experience and voluntary work. A change of role in 2017 to unit leading on both the Foundation Year and Apprenticeship degree with a focus on employability and personal skill development. I am currently the departmental 'champion' within the department for staff wellbeing and student employability and represent OTEHM at faculty level.
20 years industry experience working in the Conference and Events industry from both an agency perspective to a corporate environment (8 years as Incentive, Conference and Events Manager for Capital Bank – part of the Bank of Scotland Group). Throughout these years I have gained extensive international travel experience managing a variety of events from international sales conferences, exhibitions, group incentive travel programmes, product launches to award dinners and team building events … to name a few!
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Development of International internships, Placements within the work force, Career Development & employability.
Engagement & Knowledge Exchange
Projects and initiatives
I am involved in international educational collaborative projects. In 2011, in Kenya with Educational Projects, in Africa, sponsored by the British Council where she had specific responsibility for organising an educational conference. In 2012 she was project manager within ‘Hollings’ China team’ with a specific role of event logistics for the programme and one day exhibition.
University of Utali, Nairobi, Kenya
CCD Conference Reservations, UK
Central Michigan University, USA
Awards, Honours & Distinctions
Membership of professional associations
2008-2013 A national committee member of PATH (Placement Advisors for Tourism & Hospitality), as well as being tasked with organising the annual PATH conference 2011.
2012-14 Committee member of ASET (Work based and Placement Learning Ass)