I graduated from University of Lyon in 1992 with a D.E.S.S.(Masters) in International Trade and Management, specialising in Logistics. Following this I joined a freight forwarding company in Macon and later moved into teaching in the Burgundy area of France. My main position was as lecturer in International Trade and Logistics but I also acted as consultant for local businesses moving into and expanding their export operations. In 2001 I joined Aston University and have designed and delivered modules such as Maritime Transport, Vehicle Fleet Operations, Marketing Research, European Union Institutions and European Union Transport Policies, Supply Chain Management and recently Multimodal Transport Management.. As well as teaching I also currently hold the position of Programme Director for the Undergraduate courses in Logistics and Transport. I am also the Industrial Placement Tutor.