I began my career as a secondary teacher of French and Spanish and worked in a variety of schools in the West Midlands in this role. Other teaching experience includes lecturing French at undergraduate level and in initial teacher education in primary languages. A period working in theatre in education gave a fascinating perspective on learning outside of the classroom.
I am currently completing a dissertation for a Master’s degree on the educational attainment of children from single-parent families. Other potential research interests include sociolinguistics; in particular the relation between social class and regional variations of English and other European languages.