I arrived at Abertay in 2000 as a full time student via the AHEAD (Widening Access) programme. My degree was a BA in Media, Culture & Society. Following my graduation in 2004, I joined the staff of the Division of Sociology in 2005 as a part-time Teaching Assistant. In 2010 I was appointed a full-time Teaching Fellow, and since then have provided tutorial support to students over a number of modules including; Contemporary Social Issues, Individual and Society, History and Social Change, Research Methods in Sociology, Debating in the 21st Century, Introduction to Crime and Deviance, Criminal Justice Processes, Theories of Crime and Deviance, Sociology of Scotland, Globalisation, ‘Race’ Media and Crime, Individual Lives & Digital Worlds.
I also play a key role in the designing and delivering the AHEAD access to Higher Education programme in both the first and second semester. I am currently constructing a PhD research proposal in the area of widening access to HE.
In academic year 2017/8, Semester 1, I will be part of the teaching team for the following modules;
SOC101 Contemporary Social Issues
CRM201 Criminal Justice Processes
AHD010 Study Skills for Higher Education
In conjunction my role on the Advisory Commitee of East Port House, (Criminal Justice Services Supervised Accomodation Unit) I am currently engaged in a research project with Dr Anne Wilson, looking at the fluctuating referral rates to EPH. We secured funding from Carnagie and anticipate the completion in late 2012.