After working as a history teacher in Catholic comprehensives in Birmingham and London, Mary moved to initial teacher education, working at the University of Exeter before moving to Canterbury Christ Church University in 2008. Mary’s PhD, completed at UCL Institute of Education, explored teachers’ changing experiences of teaching history between 1985 and 2010. Mary currently leads the secondary history initial teacher education at CCCU, but has also led the Education Studies BA and leads a module on the EdD. Mary is interested in teachers’ lived experience of curriculum. Her current research, inspired by Barbour, explores interdisciplinary teacher-to-teacher dialogue on substantive curriculum topics.