Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 2001, I taught abroad as a bioscience tutor in a college following my BSc degree in Human Physiology with Education. I was involved in developing bioscience learning and teaching, and worked in collaboration with other institutions in developing curriculum, delivery, and evaluating bioscience across the programmes. This job led me to my current position of a senior lecturer in biosciences across all programmes in the school of Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health.
I have a keen interest in the biopsychosocial aspect of well-being. My project for MSc Applied Positive Psychology explored well-being in racialised life experiences from a biopsychosocial lens. This has been a driver to my ambitions of influencing the landscape of racial discrimination in education and across society. Especially with the exposure of harsh realities of longstanding inequalities exposed by Covid-19.
I am a school Champion Lead for Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority (BAME) students and staff issues, especially interest in addressing the attainment gap and issues of well-being. I am involved with the wider sector, influencing diversity dialogue with different organizations and how race dialogue can be shaped.
I am a member of: Bioscience (BiNE); NERUPI; Physiology society; BNU’s BAME Staff Network Steering Committee; HERAG.
I am currently undertaking Doctoral studies and am the author of ‘My Life in England’ (2015), Article: ‘Could Mindfulness Combat Racial Bias?’, Positive Psychology People (PPP) blog on race narrative (access here) and co-author/editor: Living with Fear: Reflections on Covid-19 (2020).
- Senior Lecturer