Sue’s early management experience was gained as an administrator and manager at the Medical Research Council in London, MRC Radiobiology Unit in Harwell and University of Aston in Birmingham. She has been professionally involved in learning and teaching since 1973, with learning being central to her career and interests, be it personal, class-based or online. She is a licensed Lay Reader in the Church of England and is a long-standing member of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland. She is also a breeder of pedigree Southdown sheep. Her husband Tony is also an academic at Brighton Business School and co-partner of Positive Images.