My post-school studies were Biology and Psychology. From this base I pursued a career of 40 years in education and management, spanning schools and universities. My working life has taught me the value of listening to the different views of other people as they counterbalance mine, and of considering the whole picture from the mundane lived experiences to the possibilities through blue skies thinking.
Aside from my working background I have interests in the early peoples of our countries and have enjoyed visiting brochs and stone circles on trips to the Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands and the Isle of Lewis and Harris. These islands are remote and wild, but beautiful. Another of my interests is aromatherapy. I completed my training a few years ago. Blending the right selection of essential oils to suit the occasion and need is very rewarding. The smells are wonderful too!
I have only recently joined the MIC Insight Panel and look forward to being able to use my life experiences and understandings in supporting research leaders and their teams in their endeavours. Along with fellow Panel members I hope to bring a dimension of everyday realism and the person-centred perspective to their projects.