Post graduate level / equivalent
Diploma in Management Studies
DeMontfort University, 1991
IBMS Special Examination – Clinical Chemistry
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 1980
Graduate level (or equivalent)
BA(hons) Humanities – Art History & French (2:1)
Open University, 2013
Diploma in French
Open University, 2010
HNC Medical Laboratory Sciences (Clinical Chemistry)
Paddington College, London, 1976
‘A’ level equivalent
ONC Sciences (Medical Laboratory Sciences)
Paddington College, London, 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 awarded by The Science Council from 2004, until retirement in 2012.
Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine 2010 - 2012
Associate of The Institute of Health Services Management 1987 - 1992
2018 - continuing
2012 - continuing
2015 - 2018
1972 - 1984
Examination Invigilator (casual p/t)
Freelance Sales Representative (p/t)
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.
The Life Multi Academy Trust
HE Translations (Leicester)
| Canal and Rivers Trust
| (East |Midlands Region)
| University Hospitals of Leicester | NHS Trust
| NHS positions in London,
| Cambridgeshire and
Short Courses & Miscellanous Qualifications
I have an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Certificate dated November 2018
2020 : The Open University (OpenLearn) : Neighbourhood Nature
2019 : University of Strathclyde : Working Lives on Britain's Railways, Railway History & Heritage
2018 : Griffith University (Australia) : Cities of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Why Heritage Conservation Matters.
2018 : University of Kent : Politics, Art & Resistance
2018 : Intern'l Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies : Be Ready:Staying Safe During Natural Disasters
2017 : Trinity College, Dublin : Strategies for Successful Ageing
2017 : University of Groningen : Introduction to Frisian
2017 : Cardiff University : Working with Translation
2017 : International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies : Introduction to First Aid for Adults
2017 : University of Glasgow : Antiquities Trafficking & Art Crime
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
2018 : University of California, Santa Cruz : History of Russia - From Lenin to Putin
2017 : Museum of Modern Art : Seeing Through Photographs
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
National Counter Terrorism Security Office / Highfield e-Learning
2019 : Action Counters Terrorism e-Learning (Counter Terrorism Policing)
2018 : Photography - Ditch Auto; Start Shooting in Manual.
2017 : RMIT University : The Art of Photography
The Open University
2010 : Starting With Law (Y166)
Institute of Biomedical Sciences
2004 : Certificate of Extended Practice - Quality Management
2018 : Prevent e-Learning Training Course
East Midlands Chamber of Commernce
2018 : Integrating Social Media into your Business
Canal & River Trust
2018 : Safeguarding; Acting Safely (Volunteers); Working on or Near Water; Safe Lock Operation; Lone Working;
Manual Handling 'Mind Your Back'; Diversity & Inclusion; Customer Service Success;
2016 : CAATS Lock Keeping Duties
Trust for Conservation Volunteers / Canal & River Trust
2016 : Hedge Laying
British Waterways / KNW Training
2012 : H&S Induction Training
2017 : Basic German Language Skills
2016-7, 2019 : 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
Online Travel Training
2010/2014/2016 : Affordable Car Hire ; Great Rail Journeys ; Viking River Cruises ; Botswana Tourism ; Great Southern Rail ; Lounge Pass ; Rail Europe ; Warner Leisure
2014 : Dog First Aid
NHS Core Learning Unit / Skills Academy for Health / University Hospitals of Leicester
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
2008 / 2010 : Child Protection Introduction; Root Cause Analysis; Safeguarding Children; Interview Skills
Safeguarding Children e-Academy / University Hospitals of Leicester
2009 : Awareness of Child Abuse & Neglect - Foundation
University Hospitals of Leicester / NHS Connecting for Health
2008 : Password Management; Information Security Guidelines
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust / Michigan Risk Associates
2009 - 2010 : Root Cause Analysis (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
Coventry University / University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
2005 / 2007 : Major Incident Management (Emergo)
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 as a freelance Sales Representative for HE Translations, and as an Exam Invigilator in a local secondary school.
I volunteer for The Canal & River Trust as a Lock Keeper / Towpath Ranger.
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 allotments.
I have an interest in analogue photography using simple cameras from the 1950s-80s.
We enjoy travel, particularly within Europe, by train.
I speak French, and have an elementary grasp of German and Esperanto.
And what else have I done?
Eaten horsemeat; visited Norway; had kidney stones; driven a Lada; grown Jerusalem Artichokes; sworn in French; owned an MZ motorcycle; slept in a tent; toured South Korea; learned Morse code; watched TV in black&white; been on a cruise; built a box kite; visited the Soviet Union; crashed a Ford Escort; had food poisoning; abseiled; been to Seattle; owned a Daf 32; had my tonsils removed; toured a car factory; made cake; Square Danced in Texas; tasted canal water; listened to RNI; seen birth & seen death, driven at 100mph; seen a kidney full of hair; played Go; sketched in Dusseldorf; failed exams; passed exams; visited mortuaries; eaten andouillette (once); taken Citalopram; spoken Esperanto; cried; analysed the fat in faeces; visited Croatia; used Prestel; ridden a Pedersen bicycle; sold stuff on eBay; failed to learn Italian; been on a ferry across the Mersey; joined a political party; listened to Pink Floyd; driven in Spain; owned a dog; attended Quaker meetings; canoed along the River Severn; joined a trade union, had Weil's Disease; been a radio DJ; walked around Vilnius; seen Don Williams live; listened to satellite radio; smelled blood; crashed a motorcycle; read poetry; laughed out loud; planted trees; been burned by Nitric Acid; played the cello (badly); lost a credit card in Toronto; married; lived.