Kelly is in the final stage of her MA in Digital Technologies, Communication and Education at The University of Manchester. She has worked in Higher Education for over a decade, working mainly in Careers Services, where she developed her interest in the use of online social networks to improve access to opportunities for students from widening participation backgrounds. Her teaching experience includes contributing to credit-bearing modules through lectures, small group work and tutorials. She has an interest in working in partnership with students and holds the SEDA Institutional Change Leader Award.
She has worked as a Digital Learning Adviser for the University since November 2018, where she supports CAL staff and students in the use of Canvas, Panopto and Turning Technologies.