I teach on the Bachelor of Commerce in the School of Applied Business at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology in sunny Nelson, and on the AUT Bachelor of Sport & Recreation joint venture programme.

Leadership and self-marketing are my fields of interest: whether that is with a business or with an individual focus.

Teaching across two schools informs my teaching and research in some rich ways. Each year a group of year 3 leadership lecturers gets together and discusses new learning we could apply to our teaching and to our courses. Elements of this learning feeds into my year 2 leadership course.

I have a Masters in Management (thesis on effective leadership case study teaching methods) and a B.Com (Management & Accounting), with key skills are in coaching, governance, development of strategic and business plans, information management, development of policy, procedure and systems for management and governance, communications, branding and PR. I am currently undertaking my PhD, looking at mental models in the sports governance boardroom.

Passionate in ensuring systems are simple, and relationships are based on open communication, trust and mutual respect, I work to engage students and smooth their path to success.

I am a lifelong learning advocate, currently working on my PhD, some research with a local employers on cybervetting due for completion in 2016, and writing cases for teaching which I share with my colleagues.