Mrs Austin studied Zoology at Nottingham University where she gained a BSc (Hons) degree. She then taught English as a Foreign Language for several years in Zaragoza and Madrid as well as summer posts in Cambridge and Chester. On returning to the UK she went to Liverpool University for her Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
Over her teaching career she has taught A level and GCSE Biology, and Science at GCSE and KS3 as well as GCSE Food and Nutrition. She very much enjoys her role as form tutor at Kingsmead and greatly appreciates the special, supportive, Christian environment.
Outside school, Mrs Austin enjoys family time, travel, sewing, reading, bird-watching. She worships at St Barnabas Church in Bromborough.