About me

For 13 years I worked as a civil servant on library policy for the Welsh Government, and prior to that I was in education, undertaking Masters degrees and a doctorate. I have also previously been a freelance researcher, worked in various libraries and worked for Honno, a women’s publishing company in Wales.

The ‘other me’ is a yoga teacher and massage therapist. I try to keep my social media channels separate but if you’re interested in those things look up my yoga and massage Facebook page, or Twitter account, or website and blog.

In my spare time I like exploring my new town and surrounding area, recreational cycling and jogging, gardening, vegan cooking (and eating!), spending time with my cat, reading, and listening to music (live and at home). I live in Scotland, land of my birth, and moved here in 2018 from Wales (where I lived for 20 years) after growing up in England.

Brief education history

PhD: A library of our own: the potential for a women’s library in Wales (2002-06), Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University. Available online via Aberystwyth University’s thesis portal.

MSc(Econ) Information Systems (Research Training Masters), (2001-02), Department of Information and Library Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth.

MSc(Econ) Information and Library Studies, (1998-99), Department of Information and Library Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth

BA Hons Geography, (1993-96), Jesus College, Oxford University

Group of people, standing and sitting
Farewell from SCL Wales (June 2018) – I’m seated front right