Susie has considerable experience teaching in both secondary schools and at the University level. Before joining the University, she was a former Head of Girls Physical Education, specialising in gymnastics and dance. She completed her MA in Education with Distinction at the University of Southampton in 1996.
Susie worked as part of the team at the University of Southampton to bring on board a Physical Education PGCE at Southampton. She has spent some time lecturing and teaching at the University of Wollongong in Australia. Her main sport at present is sailing, but was a former Southern Region gymnast.