Member of the National Union of Journalists


I left school at 16 and five years later was working for the Daily Mail having trained at the Sheffield Star, initially as a copy girl.

  • Journalist on regional and national newspapers – Sheffield Star, Newcastle Evening Chronicle (freelance) and Daily Mail
  • Television reporter and researcher
  • Public relations manager and communications adviser in the industrial, financial and medical sectors


October 2001 to October 2003

Bath Spa University, Bath

MA in Irish Studies. Passed with distinction

September 1995 to July 1998

Westminster College in Oxford and KU Leuven, Belgium

Bachelor of Theology (Hons): First Class

September 1964 to July 1966

National Council for the Training of Journalists

Diploma in Journalism (Distinction)



Freelance journalist covering Upper Wensleydale.


  • Communications Manager, education and registration section, General Medical Council, London.
  • Writer/Editor, Communications Manager, Investors Compensation Scheme, London (Now Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Freelance editing and writing


Freelance academic writing, editing and communications.

1993 to 1995

Public Relations Manager, British Gas, High Holborn.

1981 to 1995

Public Relations Officer, British Gas, Newcastle upon Tyne

Public Relations Managerr, British Gas, Newcastle upon Tyne