Gemma Martin is a fourth year EdD student studying with Newman University, with a research focus on curiosity in further education. She developed her project whilst lecturing in a UK further education college, where she taught for four years, before moving to a higher education institution. Earlier this year she emigrated with her family to Canada where she now resides in a small town called Sooke on Vancouver Island. She is currently working in research positions with vulnerable groups, such as the homeless community in Sooke. Most recently she began working in a research position with the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY), supporting young people and their families within the provincial child and youth-serving systems.