I am a former post doctoral research fellow who specialised in aquatic immunology. In 2009 I took voluntary severance and became actively involved in Early Years education and completed a M.Ed at Glasgow University and was the manager of an award winning community nursery in Doune, Scotland. In 2012, I set up my own business creating online teaching materials (Grefintec) and I also manage the MOODLE and social media presence for company delivering training and workshops in Early Years and Playwork (Anne Emerson-Smith Training Ltd).
Last year I moved to North Yorkshire and I have recently accepted a place on a SCITT to be a secondary biology teacher with science. Using the skills I have developed during my early years practice and own business experience and applying them to my knowledge of science, I am creating teaching resources which will hopefully help me as I start this new learning journey and am making them available to others.