Taught Biology and General Science up to A level standard for 6 years. 1987 trained as a general nurse in Halifax. Went on to train as Midwife and a Health Visitor. Worked as a specialist Health Visitor for the Homeless, Asylum Seekers and Refugees for 3 years, which included qualifying as an independent and supplementary prescriber Took up the role of Practice Learning Facilitator within the Professional Development Department of a local NHS Trust and later became a Lecturer/Practitioner with the Adult Nursing Division at the University of Huddersfield. This led to becoming a senior lecturer on the Foundation Degree in Police Studies.