My academic career spans ten years, including lectureships at Birkbeck University and Canterbury Christchurch University, before joining the University of Sunderland in London to teach courses on business to undergraduate students. I hold a postgraduate diploma in Business and Management and an MBA in Human Resource Management. I also hold a Master of Research in which I explored the role of leadership in facilitating organisational values in non-profit organisations. Additionally, I received my postgraduate certificate in Education from University College London. I satisfy my fascination with research through the supervision of undergraduate dissertations and I am an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.