Sam was TES FE teacher of the year 2019 and TES columnist. She has worked in the sector for 19 years, currently working in Teacher Education. She is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge researching vocational lecturers’ knowledge and chairs the Bedford College Group’s research network https://bcgresearchnetwork.wordpress.com/. She is the convenor for both the Beds, Herts and Bucks branch of the Learning and Skills Research Network and the British Educational Research Association’s Special Interest Group in Post-Compulsory Education.
In 2016 Sam organised, with the support of the NEU/ATL union, the inaugural ‘FEresearchmeet’ for the sector and now works with others to encourage them to share and disseminate their scholarly activity.