My background is in broadcast journalism, having worked as a Senior
Broadcast Journalist for the BBC. I have a BA degree in Psychology
(Durham) and an MA degree in Local and Regional History (Nottingham).
hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) from the
Society of Local Council Clerks and work as a freelance consultant with
the Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Parish Councils.
I have worked with five parish councils and committees, and on neighbourhood planning, community managed libraries, recreation areas and cemetery management. I also advise on using social and news media to engage with communities and on community heritage strategies.