I have been a Teaching Fellow at Abertay Sociology department since 2006.
Before I came to Abertay I taught Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Stirling (Sociology and Sociology department),
Glasgow Caledonian University (Sociology department),
Strathclyde University (Sociology department) and Aberdeen University (Sociology department).
Aberdeen University (Sociology department)
Dundee University (Social Work and Community Education department)
Since 2006-2016) I also worked with for Open University as an Associate Lecturer teaching various areas of Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy.
My key areas of teaching are,
1st and 2nd level
Since 2000 I have extensive and continues experience in carrying out policy-orientated research evaluations for the Scottish Government and other government departments such as NHS Tayside, the Directorate of Public Health Dundee.
The key focus of my research is education and health and the role of education, particularly of young people and risk in areas such as sexual health; smoking; physical exercise; homelessness among young disabled people; access to health care; and more recently sexual consent. This research often leads me to work with and research young people and hard-to-reach groups, vulnerable young people, teachers and other health and government professionals.
Currently I am working on developing innovative educational tools and gameing on sexual consent for schools. This study is a interdiciplinary approach with Computor games here at Abertay and a cross national study between Scotland and Portugal.
(2008-2011) Evaulation of Keep Well- Young Peoples Attitudes to Tobacco in Dundee Schools, for Tayside Directorate of Public Health and Dundee City Council (£40,083) University of Abertay
(2007-2008) Respect and Responsibility; A Review of Progress and Next Steps, for the Scottish Government (£4,479) University of Dundee and University of Abertay
Vice chair on the board of Governors for WRASAC Women Rape and Sexual Violence Centre Dundee since (2016)