I was Head of Department and then Head of Faculty at two large 11-18 Secondary Schools. I joined Liverpool Hope University in 2008 as a Lecturer in Music Education. I hold the qualifications GRSM, ARCM, PGCE, MA in Education Leadership and Management. I am currently studying for an Educational Doctorate. My research focuses on subject knowledge for primary school teachers. Research interests include the Global Dimension at KS3 and differentiation in the music classroom.