Having studied Modern History at undergraduate level, I completed the CPE and LPC at the College of Law (Guildford), and qualified as a solicitor in September 2000. I practised as an employment lawyer in London and then Oxford. I preferred the academic side of the law, so decided to do a PGCE at Oxford Brookes University and got my first lecturing post at Bradford College (West Yorkshire), teaching on the LLB (Hons). In 2005 I moved to BPP Law School in Leeds, where I taught Constitutional & Administrative Law and EU Law on the Graduate Diploma in Law. I started teaching at MMU in September 2009. In terms of research, I am interested in issues of gender equality in the workplace. I am particularly interested in the career paths of women returning to work following maternity leave. I'm also interested in the role of fathers as workers and carers and how the law can facilitate this.