I have 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 back in teaching at a Sixth Form College in London. At the beginning of 2018, I returned to Westminster as a policy consultant at the Reform think-tank and I have now re-joined Policy Exchange as a Senior Research Fellow to continue my work on education and skills projects.