I provide consultancy services and support to community-level councils, parish meetings, charitable trusts and neighbourhood planning groups. I am a consultant for the Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils and a freelance Associate of the Local Council Consultancy, operated by the Society for Local Council Clerks.
My background is in broadcast journalism. I am a former member of a BBC local radio management team and worked as a Senior Broadcast Journalist.
My academic qualifications include BA Psychology from Durham University and MA Regional and Local History from Nottingham University. I hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration from the Society of Local Council Clerks.
Now based in a village on the North York Moors, I also write books about history, take on research and heritage projects, and use photography to illustrate my work.