I am a Senior Research Fellow at the ‘Reform’ think-tank in Westminster, focusing on education and skills policy.
Before starting at Reform, I spent 15 years in the world of education across different roles. I began my career teaching A-level Psychology at one of the country’s leading state schools, having gained a BSc in Psychology from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Child Development from the Institute of Education in London.
After three years in teaching, I moved into politics to work on policy development and research across the education, skills and welfare sector. This included roles at think-tanks such as Policy Exchange and the Social Market Foundation, Pearson, G4S, a leading professional body and also spending a short time working for an MP.
I subsequently spent two years as an advisor to ministers at the Department for Education, first under Michael Gove and then Nicky Morgan, where I helped them to design and deliver new policies as well as improve existing ones.
After leaving the Department for Education, I spent two years teaching at a Sixth Form College in London alongside working as a Senior Policy Fellow at Policy Exchange.