Having graduated from The University of Wales with a BSc(Hons) in Marine Chemistry, my initial career was in industry as an HPLC and Mass-Spectroscopy Chemical Analyst. I then trained as a Chemistry teacher, gaining my PGCE, and taught in the UK. I have a passion for discovering new cultures and travel which set me on the path of international teaching in 2008, firstly in the role of Head of Chemistry at a large International school in Kuwait before making the move to Thailand with my family in 2014. Since arriving in Thailand I have completed a Masters in International Education with my thesis focusing on culturally sensitive teaching methods. I am currently in the final stages of a PhD, looking in more depth at intercultural education and the ways in which cultural differences can impact learning. Following eight years teaching in Bangkok, this is now my second year teaching at Headstart Phuket. Outside of the classroom I am a passionate sports person and when I am not cycling or running, I enjoy sharing my love of horses with my daughter. I am currently in the process of developing my swimming so that I can become part of the Phuket triathlon scene.