Having come late to higher education, I walked on to the Colchester campus of the University of Essex in late 2013.
I've been here ever since.
Outside of academia, I am a mother of 7 and a grandmother to 8 grandchildren. I've been married to my husband, Mark, for over thirty years.
Though we have lived in Essex for just over twenty years, my heart and soul remain in the Welsh mountains, to which I will one day return.