Kay teaches a wide range of subjects at the University of Central Lancashire, within the School of Social Work with a particular interest and expertise within Asset Based Community Development and integration in diverse communities. She has achieved her Master's in Community leadership together with professional recognition in Leadership and Management. As recognition of Kay’s experience and hard work teaching in universities, Kay is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Kay also participates within continued best practice in the field of family/community liaison support in diverse communities.