I was educated and have lived in Wolverhampton all my life. My first class honours degree in history was gained from the University of Wolverhampton. I gained my Masters degree in Archive Administration via distance learning at Aberystwyth University.
I am an archivist by profession having worked at Dudley & Wolverhampton Archives and lately at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, as the Museum’s Archivist & Librarian. I have worked in the heritage sector for the past fifteen years or so through my involvement in projects at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, the Lighthouse Centre (formerly the premises of Chubb Locks, Wolverhampton) and Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton.
In my spare time I like researching my family history, walking, reading (when I’m not studying) and knitting. I am a member of The National Trust and English Heritage. I am also a cat lover and regularly subscribe to the Cats’ Protection charity.