I commenced teaching in 2007 in an FE college, teaching on the level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childhood and Education. After completing my MA in Early Childhood Education in 2013, at the University of Sheffield, I was offered and accepted a job as a lecturer teaching at the University of Wolverhampton. I commenced this role in January 2014. In this, my current post, I teach across 2 courses which are all BA degrees; Childhood Studies, Family & Community Studies. I teach on a range of modules such as Child Development, Children and Families in Society, Safeguarding and Wellbeing and Health in the Early Years. My background as a former nurse and Health Visitor have allowed me to add a health strand to educational topics and to offer a holistic view of factors that may impact upon childhood. I am also the course leader for the BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability & Inclusion Studies & Childhood and Family Studies. I am interested in aspects of social justice in education and am currently in part 2 of my EdD programme at the University of Sheffield. My research explores the experience of the black woman’s academic journey in HE.