Post graduate level / equivalent
Diploma in Management Studies
DeMontfort University, Awarded 1991
IBMS Special Examination – Clinical Chemistry
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Awarded 1980
Graduate level (or equivalent)
BA(hons) Humanities – Art History & French (2:1)
Open University, Awarded August 2013
Diploma in French
Open University, Awarded 2010
HNC Medical Laboratory Sciences (Clinical Chemistry)
Paddington College, London, Awarded 1976
‘A’ level equivalent
ONC Sciences (Medical Laboratory Sciences)
Paddington College, London, Awarded 1974
GCE (General Certificate of Education)
English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics; The Stationers’ Company’s School, London 1972
I held both Fellowship of The Institute of Biomedical Sciences from 1981, and Chartered Scientist status from 2004, until my retirement in 2011.
I was an Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine between 2010 and 2013, and an Associate of The Institute of Health Services Management between 1987 and 1992
Ad-hoc/Part-time Sales Representative
Volunteer Lock Keeper / Towpath Ranger
Volunteer Visitor Attraction Risk Assessor
Quality & Risk Manager (Compliance; Risk; Litigation - scientific & support services);
Various managerial & supervisory positions in pathology laboratories
Supervisory, operational & training roles in a variety of different pathology laboratory settings.
2017 - continuing
2012 - continuing
2015 - continuing
1972 - 1984
HE Translations (Leicester)
Canal and Rivers Trust (East Midlands Region)
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
NHS positions in London, Cambridgeshire and Nottinghamshire
Short Courses & Miscellanous Qualifications
2017 : Basic German Language Skills
2016-7 : German
2016-7: A Brief History of Architecture ; Groundbreaking Contemporary Artists ; Philosophical Ideas ;Ancient Philosophies; Medieval Philosophies; Renaissance & Modern Philosophies; Heroes of Greek Legend; Significant Futurists ; Street Artists You Should Know
2016 : Universite de Genève : Introduction aux droits de l’homme
2016 : University of London : English Common Law: Structure and Principles
2015 : Duke University : Sports and Society
2015 : Duke University : Think Again - How to Reason
2014: University of Edinburgh : Introduction to Philosophy
2017 : International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies : Introduction to First Aid for Adults
2017 : Monash University : Mindfullness for Wellbeing & Peak Performance
2016 : National Museums of Scotland : Stereoscopy: an Introduction to Victorian Stereo Photography
2015 : University of Leicester : Behind the Scenes of the 21st Century Museum
Trust for Conservation Volunteers :
2016 : Hedge Laying
Canal & River Trust :
2016 : CAATS Lock Keeping Duties
Online Travel Training :
2010/2014/2016 : Affordable Car Hire ; Great Rail Journeys ; Viking River Cruises ; Botswana Tourism ; Great Southern Rail ; Lounge Pass ; Great Rail Journeys ; Rail Europe ; Warner Leisure
Animal Aiders :
2014 : Dog First Aid
British Waterways / KNW Training :
2012 : H&S Induction Training
The Open University :
2010 : Starting With Law (Y166)
NHS Core Learning Unit / Skills Academy for Health :
2010: Equality & Diversity; Understanding Personal Safety & Security Awareness; NPSA Being Open;
University Hospitals of Leicester / Q-Learning/Leadership Academy:
2010 : Leadership Development for Senior Managers
University Hospitals of Leicester / Leicestershire Partnership Trust :
2010 : Conflict Resolution & Personal Safety Awareness
University Hospitals of Leicester :
2010 : Safeguarding Children; Interview Skills
2008: Child Protection Introduction; Root Cause Analysis
Safeguarding Children e-Academy :
2009 : Awareness of Child Abuse & Neglect - Foundation
University Hospitals of Leicester / NHS Connecting for Health :
2008 : Password Management; Information Security Guidelines
Coventry University :
2005 & 2007 : Major Incident Management (Emergo)
Institute of Biomedical Sciences :
2004 : Certificate of Extended Practice - Quality Management
Brainbench / Glenfield Hospital NHS Trust :
2001 : Netscape; Operations Concepts;
Mindleaders / Glenfield Hospital NHS Trust :
2001 : Business Communication - Forms of Writing; Networking Essentials ; Negotiating Techniques ; Computer Security Awareness; Data Warehousing Concepts;
Manchester Metropolitan University :
1998 : Advanced Internet Training (Level 3)
Institute of Health Services Management :
1987 : Certificate Examination
City & Guilds of London / The Home Office :
1982 : Amateur Radio Certificate
The Short Version
I was born in London and worked as a Healthcare Scientist, and latterly as a Healthcare Manager in the NHS.
I am a graduate of The Open University BA(hons) Humanities - Art History & French.
I have a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies.
I am now retired from full time work, but work on an ad-hoc basis for HE Translations as a Sales Representative. I also volunteer for The Canal & River Trust.
I am a competent Microsoft Word and Excel user.
I hold a full UK Car & Motorcycle driving licence.
I am happily married and have grandchildren living close by.
I am an enthusiastic, but fair weather, cyclist.
We cultivate fruit and vegetables on our allotment.
We enjoy travel, particularly within Europe, by train.
I speak French, and have an elementary grasp of German and Esperanto.