I've been at the LSE since 1990, the first few years in the Geography Department, managing the MSc in Urban & Regional Planning Studies, and over the course of 1992-1996 migrating eventually full-time to the GI. I was part of the working group in 1992 when Gender Institute was first mooted then set up, so I've gone from running a small institute with one degree and 1.5 students to a point where we have an established PhD programme with 20 students and 80+ masters on five different programmes. I've a BA in Social Anthropology and Sociology from Hull (1989), an MSc in Anthropology from LSE(1992) and a Diploma in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (2011).
At the GI, I am responsible for all the day to day running of a wide variety of things from PhD programme and admissions, website maintenance and editing, to taking care of the finance, organising part-time teaching, arrangin school publications (Calendar, Course Guides, Timetabling) formatting our working paper series and managing the office space we have. I work alongside James Deeley, our MSc administrator, who organises all aspects of the programmes from admissions to examinations, online tutorial system (Moodle) website, and so on. During 2013-4 we will be joined by a graduate intern, Kathryn Gjorgjiev. Another important part of my work is helping the Director of the GI, and we work together on projects throughout the year.
In my spare time I am the Managing Editor for the European Journal of Women's Studies. I work with two editors and my main tasks are to manage the journal day to day, liaising with authors, editors, reviewers, publishers and so on. The journal is housed at the GI.
In 2014, I was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List.