I started my Keele University journey in 2016 while continuing to work as a manager within the NHS and completed the Social Science Foundation Year in July 2017. I continued my studies at Keele within the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences completing an integrated master’s in liberal arts in July 2021 with first class honours. This degree program allowed me to explore a broad range of social science topics whilst also honing and developing my business and management understanding further. The diverse modules I was able to take during the programme created a sound foundation in research methods, theoretical frameworks, and interdisciplinary approaches to research.

My master’s dissertation: An Exploration of the Role of CPD for Healthcare Professionals enabled me to focus on the impact of policy and professional development in the context of continuous professional development. In October 2019 I presented at the Interdisciplinarity in Global Contacts, Association for Interdisciplinary Studies international conference at the University of Amsterdam.

Research and scholarship

I am currently completing a PhD studentship in Criminology at Keele University. The project: Education as a criminal justice disposal: conceptualising the role of NDORS driver diversion courses in contemporary road safety and roads policing landscape, is funded by UKROEd (UK Road Offender Education) and based in the Roads Policing Research Group at Keele University. My Supervisory team is Dr Helen Wells, School of Social, Political and Global Studies, Dr Gemma Briggs (The Open University), School of Psychology and Counselling and Dr Leanne Savigar-Shaw (Staffordshire University), School of Law, Policing and Forensics.

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