Niamh is Head of Studies at Long Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge, where she manages guidance staff, is part of the Safeguarding Team and was recently appointed Equality and Diversity Lead.
Niamh has worked in education since 1999, following on from her career in photography and magazine journalism. Before that she graduated from The University of Nottingham with a physics degree and is one of the few who has taught extensively across the arts and sciences. Her passion lies in pastoral work and she has been part of Long Road’s Senior Guidance Team since 2011 and Head of Studies since 2014. She is also part of the team delivering the Courageous Leaders programme, aimed at LGBT+ teachers, in conjunction with the Equality and Diversity in Education Regional Hub.
At college she aims to be a role model to young people with LGBT+ identities and Long Road’s Pride Club is very popular in part due to Niamh’s management. In the past she has experienced harassment for being different and wants to make sure Long Road is an environment where students feel safe to be themselves.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Niamh has moved around England but is now settled in her village home in the north of Cambridge.