Following a first degree in Modern Languages from Royal Holloway in 2004 Eleanor went on to work in the fast paced industry of fashion and beauty PR as well as an events manager for major historic venues in London. In addition she studied for a PGCE (with a special interest in 7-14 year olds and SEN) and later for a Master's in Education. She has subsequently managed to juggle an academic life encompassing both teaching and research in various business related subjects including business communication, cross cultural management and marketing. Having a passion for knowledge acquisition and facilitating 'education for all' she has been involved in various research teams investigating the use of Virtual Learning Programmes in a global context. She is also a consultant for a number of education facilities and businesses whilst still finding time for country walks, cooking for friends and pursuing craft interests. She is now the External Communications Officer at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion.