Tracy graduated from the University of Central Lancashire (Myerscough College) in 2006 with a BSc(Hons) in Equine Science and Management. Tracy went on to work practically in the equine industryas a rider, coach, and trainer of young horses until she joined the team at Bishop Burton College as a Lecturer in Equine Science in 2011.
Tracy worked at Bishop Burton for just short of nine years, and in that time led on numerous initiatives to support student learning and development, including the annual Equine Performance Conference.
Alongside her full-time job Tracy completed her MSc in Equine Science, graduating from the University of the West of England (Hartpury College) in 2018.
Tracy’s postgraduate research project focused on the relationship between footedness and postural asymmetry in riders. Tracy has published a number of papers in peer reviewed journals on the topic of rider biomechanics and has spoken at national and international conferences.
Tracy is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA) which is a professional standing in recognition of expertise in teaching and learning in Higher Education. Tracy is also an External Examiner for equine science degree programmes, and is committed to maintaining high standards in University education.
Tracy currently splits her time between the University of Oxford, where she uses her skills and experience in teaching to provide educational leadership to staff delivering postgraduate courses in oncology, and Loughborough University where she is completing her PhD research on posture and balance in equestrian riders. Tracy is also a BHS Coach in Complete Horsemanship and still coaches a small number of private clients.