Before joining Apricot Online, I taught in mainstream schools and colleges in both the UK and the US. I have been a guest lecturer at a variety of university, seminary, and civic groups, as well as a practicing theologian and iconographer. As an iconographer, I know how connected mind and body really are. As a theologian, I am aware of all the opportunities (missed and taken) for connections between people.
It is these sensibilities that brought me to manage the work undertaken at Apricot and to serve as the Chair of Governors at St. George’s CTAPS. I have over 30 years of IT experience, as I began my career in programming. So, I've become the driving force behind all of our technical innovations.
I was invited to confer with the DfE on an inspection framework for online education providers and their work towards creating a DfE registration for these organisations.
After post graduate school, I worked as an Ethicist for NIH (National Institutes of Health) in their Animal Care and Use protocol committee for the Neurological Disease and Disorders Institute. I worked with scientists and surgeons who were discovering cures and procedures to combat a number of diseases; chief among them, Parkinsonism.
I am an avid musician and when I'm not serenading my beagles or out on the hills with them, I am easily persuaded to curl up with my pups and a good movie.