I have been employed by the OU since 1996. I have tutored on a number of OU modules. Apart from teaching, I have also been a Senior Faculty Manager working at the OU’s regional centre in the West Midlands. My research focuses on the links between ideology and the natural environment. I was involved in the BBC/Open University television collaboration ‘Towns’. I wrote a piece focusing on the history of Ludlow. In my spare time I enjoy white water kayaking, yoga, meditating, wild swimming, reading and cooking.