Dawn started working at Lancaster University in February 1998 within the Management School. Her role was as Programme Secretary for a number of Programmes, some of these being The Executive MBA, MPhil in Critical Management and Royal Sun Alliance. Dawn has also worked within University House in the office of The Schools and Colleges. Dawn moved to Biological Sciences when she took up the post of Departmental Officer. Dawn is now the Post Graduate Administrative Officer and works in the Faculty of Health and Medicines new offices in The Furness Building.