‘The joy of learning is an indispensable to study as breathing is to running.’  – Simone Weil, Waiting for God (1950)

  • Honorary Research Fellow for the Centre for Scottish Cultural Studies, University of Strathclyde.
  • PhD. ‘A Scotswoman in her Text: Margaret Oliphant’s literary negotiations with national identity’. Awarded by the University of Strathclyde.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in English Studies (Distinction). University of Strathclyde.
  • Department of Adult and Continuing Education. University of Glasgow. Followed courses in American and Irish Literature.
  • Additional Teaching Qualification in Religious Education, St. Andrew’s College of Education, Glasgow. 
  • General Teaching Council of Scotland registration awarded.
  • PGCE. English and History, St. Andrew’s College of Education, Glasgow.
  • M.A. Glasgow University. Comprising: English Literature and Language / Scottish Literature / French Literature /Scottish History (Certificate of Merit) / Moral Philosophy (Certificate of Merit).