My students gain qualifications but, more importantly, they enjoy a lifelong interest and curiosity in their subjects.
I have an MA in history from St Andrews University and postgraduate diplomas in law, journalism and education. I've been a journalist in Europe and the Far East and a teacher in the UK, working with sixth form students and undergraduates.
2013-2018: News anchor, reporter and political interviewer, Estuary TV, presenting a daily news programme and a weekly political interview discussion show.
2006-Present: Tutor, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, teaching journalism, TV production, advertising and marketing and English as a foreign language.
2003-Present: TV/film producer, writing/presenting promotional and training videos for international companies and government organisations, reporting bulletins, packages and news, features and documentaries for local television (Channel 7). Interviews include politicians, pop stars, artists, writers, academics and senior business people.
Editor, Christie Books. Freelance reporting for Russian Oil and Gas Investment Monthly, The Hastings Trawler.
1998-2002: Editor, Trading with Azerbaijan, political and economic yearbook endorsed by the Azeri Ministry of Economic Development. Free-lance journalist and researcher, specialising in the former Soviet Union and the oil and gas sector, interviewing ministers (one prime minister), diplomats, lawyers, financiers and industrialists. Associate editor, The Azerbaijan Times.
1996-1998: Associate editor and writer on Airlines International and Airports World, magazines distributed globally by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Airports Congress International (ACI).
1985-1996: Reporter and writer for various publications including The South China Morning Post, The Sunday Correspondent and The Oxford Courier.
St Andrews University: MA Hons, Modern History with Ancient History, International Politics, Classical Literature and Moral Philosophy (1990).
City of London University/Inns of Court (Middle Temple): Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Diplock Scholarship (CPE) (1994).
Huddersfield University: Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (2009).
Abingdon School, Oxon; Dragon School, Oxford.
Yorkshire Television Best News Award, 2002/03.
Sony Best Television Entertainment Award, 2002/03.
BROADCAST: NVQ 4, Broadcast Journalism, NVQ 3 Television Editing. Knowledge of PD 150, Z-Cams and Final Cut Pro.
OTHER: Clean EU driving licence, first aid, T-line shorthand, Polish Admiralty coastal master’s
A History of the Oriental Club (London, Grillfords, 1998).
Without a Glimmer of Remorse: The Remarkable Story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Chauffeur (trans. Hastings,
Read &Noir, 2006).
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