Diana joined Hopwood Hall College as a lecturer in Health & Social Care in 2006. After a background of working in the Health Service, where she rose to the position of Senior Midwife and becoming Supervisor of Midwives.
Diana moved into further education after studying for the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in 2005. She has a particular interest in women’s health and a special interest in Dementia Care, delivering dementia awareness sessions in College for staff and students and also for the wider local community. Diana is a magistrate and sits on the Lancashire Bench working predominantly in Burnley and Blackburn; she is also a magistrate appraiser.
Diana was appointed to the College Corporation as the Staff Governor (Academic) on 15 December 2016 for an initial term of office of two years to 7 November 2018 and since 2 March 2017 she has also served as a Member of the Corporation’s Audit Committee.
Regarding her ambitions for the College, Diana states
“As academic Governor, my first ambition is for us to be a Grade 1 College. I believe we are almost there and that it is possible to achieve this at our next inspection. This gives the young people of the borough the opportunity to learn vocational skills at a highly respected institution, with an excellent start to their working lives.”