After leaving the University of Durham with a BA and MA in theology, I was employed as an Industrial Chaplain with Teesside Industrial Mission, focusing on women and work. I then moved to become Social Responsibility Officer for the Diocese of Oxford. In between those jobs, I gained a PhD from Durham University which led to a publishing deal with SPCK.
Since going freelance in 1994, my varied career has included:
- Writing 9 books and numerous articles
- Lecturing on ethics and social issues and being a personal tutor for the St Albans and Oxford Ministry Course
- Giving talks and running workshops around the country
- Personal coaching and work consultancy
- Exam invigilation, and forming Exam Team Development with colleague Barbara Wynn. Although I have now retired from both invigilating and training, I still offer a popular talk on the lighter side of invigilating
- Volunteering as a community table tennis organiser in Oxford
When not playing and organising table tennis or giving talks, I can generally be found multi-tasking two or more of: reading, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, cycling, watching sport, travelling in Europe, gardening, doing crossword puzzles, playing spider solitaire, watching TV quizzes, documentaries and sitcoms, and spending time with my family.