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Personal details


Since the age of 10, I have taken photographs, recording life around me, the life of my family, the cities and villages in which I have lived, my work and my travels. I have always been learning, observing, writing and taking pictures reflecting on what I see. To further enhance my skills, I have recently completed the programme of professional photography training at the Grisart International School of Photography, Barcelona (2017 – 2019).

I live in France and travel widely in Europe to take photographs. My main aim through photography is to tell stories


I worked in schools, in further education and training and in universities, specialising in equality of opportunity, research, staff development and institutional improvement. Throughout this time, I published widely, including books, TV and radio programmes and training materials. Since then, I have written a book of local history (‘Chesham Street’, The Keep, Brighton, 2017).


Specialising in social sciences, I hold undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from five British universities, including a PhD (thesis: The development of support for learning in post-compulsory education and training, University of East London 1995).

Languages: English, French and Spanish.

Born: 1949, London