I am a Junior Research Fellow and Assistant Admissions Tutor at King’s College and an Affiliated Lecturer in Law at the Law Faculty. I have been teaching for the Law Faculty since the second year of my PhD which I completed at Pembroke College, Cambridge, between October 2014-2018. I have occupied my current post as Junior Research Fellow since October 2018, and the post of Assistant Admissions Tutor since October 2020. I have also been an active member of King’s College Council since January 2019, and acting Lay Dean at King’s between October 2019 and April 2020. My area of speciality is UK labour law, and a core part of my research explores how law impacts differently on different types of work, and in different sectors, including in the context of Academia. This background, and my own experiences, have made me particularly passionate about issues relating to work in the Academic context, and, most specifically, about the way in which organisational and institutional factors impact on the pressures and experiences of work in the University sector, and how this, in turn, impacts on the quality of the education that students receive.
I believe that the University Council needs a membership committed to placing labour relations issues, and concerns about widening participation, at the heart of its decision-making processes. The infiltration of corporate interests into the University context poses real challenges to what should be a socially valuable institution committed to advancing the well-being of all its stake-holders, making a positive contribution to the community. Now more than ever the University needs to make a concerted effort to place the concerns of its students, and constituents - about climate change, equality, sustainability, fair working conditions etc - at the heart of what it does. I hope to facilitate progress towards realising these goals through my membership of the University Council.