Previously, she was Professor of Innovation and Transformation at the University of Liverpool Management School and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Education Innovation, at the University of Western Australia, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Learning Transformations at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia and before that, Executive Director and Professor (Learning Futures) at the Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Previously she was Professor of E-learning and Learning Technologies, and Head of the Beyond Distance Research Alliance and the Media Zoo, at the University of Leicester in the UK, and prior to that with the UK Open University Business School.
PhD- Online Training for Computer Mediated Conferencing: Institute of Educational Technology, Open University, UK
M.Phil- The Processes of Managing Change in Education: Faculty of Management, Cranfield University, UK
BA- 1st Class Hons: Open University, UK
National Teaching Fellow (NTF), Principal Fellow, Advance HE (previously Higher Education Academy)
Current visiting professorships: Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne and in the UK: Universities of Law, Derby and Edge Hill.