Finola joined St Mary’s University as a lecturer in primary English education in 2013. Previously she worked at the University of Cumbria as a senior lecturer across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Before this, Finola taught in a primary school in Chiswick for thirteen years where she was Head of Key Stage 1 and a member of the Senior Management Team. She completed her MA in 2002, and her dissertation research project was on spelling strategies.
Finola is very interested in reading for pleasure and has completed student based research into this area. She presented her findings and implications at a TEAN conference in 2011.