Ask my friends and colleagues to give you one word to describe me and they'll invariably come up with one of 'generous, positive, passionate or ambitious'. My life has had a fair amount of ups and downs but through it all, my consistent love for, and dedication to sport, coaching and learning have been at the forefront.
Professionally I have worked in sport and coach development, learning and education for almost 20 years. As a volunteer, I have coached rowing for over 25 years, including working with the GB Rowing Team and receiving the British Rowing Club Performance Coach of the Year award in 2017.
I am currently enjoy working on a wide range of projects, supporting people and communities to develop. This includes a full time role in a school, and a number of consultancy and voluntary roles. I am the founder of Sisterhood of Sport, a project which supports women and girls to develop build their confidence through education and networking programmes.
The past few years have taken me back into academia and I enjoy researching, and finding new and innovative solutions to current practice.
Women in High Performance Sport
Focussing on the culture surrounding female athletes and coaches in sport
UKCC Level 4 Coach
Retention of teenage athletes
Identifying interventions to retain teenagers through the typical dropout ages
Healthy Athlete Retirement
The role of the coach in ensuring athlete welfare after retirement with a specific focus on mental health.
Creating Inclusive Clubs
The role of local community clubs in supporting disabled people to enjoy sport.
University of Manchester
BA (Hons) Sport Studies, Business and IT
University of Gloucestershire
MSc (Merit) Professional Practice in Sports Coaching