Current position: Associate Professor
Years qualified: 28
What are your areas of interest in research?
Leadership, Expert Practice, Development, Communication, NLP, mBIT, Consultant Practice, Advanced Practice
Would you describe yourself as a ‘novice’ or ‘experienced’ researcher? Experienced
Research qualifications: MSc (1995), PhD (2003)
What is your greatest research achievement? Ongoing learning of research skills
Why and how did you get involved in research? Passion to improve and contribute in the profession
How do you balance research/work/family life? By being committed and working hard and using other skills to retain wellbeing (e.g. NLP and mBIT)
How did you find a mentor/supervisor? Through academic colleagues
What was your supervisor’s best advice? You can do it
What do you enjoy most about being involved in research? Finding the unexpected
What has been your biggest challenge or barrier to being involved in research? Funding
What one piece of advice would you give other researchers? Enjoy it and keep an open mind to what you might find – if you already know the answer don’t waste your time studying it
Is there any other information you wish to share with the network?
I also have years of involvement with professional, international peer-reviewed publications which has been extremely helpful in my learning journey.