Susanna grew up in Harrow, north-west London. After attending her local comprehensive school, she went on to take her first degree in English Literature and Education at Homerton College, Cambridge. After several years teaching, she completed a master’s degree and doctorate in Education at Clare College, Cambridge. Inspired by her experiences in the classroom, her doctoral work focused upon developing new ways of understanding and enabling parent-professional relationships in the context of having a child with additional needs.
Upon completion of her academic studies, more passionate than ever about helping young people to thrive, and working with their families, Susanna returned to work in schools. During this time, she continued to undertake supervision work at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and qualified as an advanced skills teacher providing outreach support to schools.
As a specialist in her field, parents based in the UK and beyond seek Susanna’s guidance on a range of education matters. She is the author of ‘How to Create a Parent-Friendly School’, and is a regular contributor in the media, often providing an expert eye on education-related topics.
Alongside her portfolio of private work, Susanna works at one of the UK’s leading independent schools.
Outside of work, Susanna enjoys writing, baking and relaxing with her own children and family. She also loves spending time with her recent addition, a cavapoo pup, who often accompanies her in his capacity as a trainee therapy dog.