I am a Lecturer in Education (Inclusion and Wellbeing) and Convener of the First Year Educational Studies programme. My research interests include children's rights, children's agency, science education and teacher education. My experience lies mainly in qualitative data generation, including creative methodologies, alongside some descriptive statistics. I am a former teacher of Physics, with experience of working in the third sector. I have worked alongside children, young people and their families, mainly those involved with the social work, in the practice field, and in parent/carer engagement in schools.