I began my library career in Surrey County Libraries, where I worked while completing my first degree in Italian, and subsequent Masters in Information Management (Librarianship). After graduating with my MA in 2000, I began my first professional role working for an Executive Agency of Defra supporting scientists in their research to detect and prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases. During this time there were a number of disease outbreaks, including Classical Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth Disease and the work of our team was critical in ensuring government vets, scientists and ministers had access to up-to-date information and the latest international research.
In 2007 I left the Civil Service and moved into Higher Education, managing and developing front of house services at the shared Tremough Campus of the University of Falmouth and University of Exeter. I arrived at University Campus Suffolk as Library Services Manager in 2011.
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