With an honours degree in Health and Social Care and as a registered nurse, Sharon returned to formal education during her career and studied dental nursing. Later in her career, she studied full time to complete a Masters in Business Administration in 2018 majoring in strategy and completed a research dissertation focussed on adverse events and risk. Sharon was a trainer for the NHS Education for Scotland Practice Manager course and she supported the Modern Apprenticeship programme by employing and supporting dental nurses in training. Following the sale as Co-owner, Managing and Operations Director with Three Towns and Kilwinning Dental Care, Sharon established 'Tomorrow Services Ltd’. The company provides training, mentoring, inspection and consultancy services. Sharon currently is the Coordinator with The Living Room which is a local community hub for people experiencing mental health issues.
Sharon believes that, owning her own business, her experiences, skills and knowledge working with small to medium enterprises would be valuable as a Board Member. Sharon has always promoted continuing education, training and development to support career aspirations and firmly believes training and education offerings need to capture the needs of organisations. Sharon is fully committed to supporting the college, and her work as a volunteer has given her a good understanding of the issues facing communities and the challenges of funding for government and third sector based organisations.