The short version? I’m a Nottingham born and based writer, poet, gamer and music lover. I run a management consultancy, and work as a freelance trainer with over 15 years experience of teaching. I’m a happily married man with a beautiful wife and two wonderfully insane children.
The long version?
Having had my poetry first published at around 12 years of age, I decided to publish a collection of poetry written during my adolescence entitled “Meanderings Of A Young Mind” in 2014. A second, more mature anthology, featuring poetry on a wide range of issues including mental health, abuse, faith, parenthood and disability was published in May 2017, entitled “Reflections”.
In 2017 I also published a book entitled “An Introduction To Teaching and Assessment”. Described by one review as an “excellent introductory read”, this book is designed to give an introduction to teaching and assessment by looking at the roles and responsibilities of a teacher, learning preferences, the principles and requirements of assessment, how to plan assessments, and both the advantages and disadvantages of various assessment methods, and more.
Drawing on my experience of working in mental health services, I am also working on a book about dementia entitled “Circle Of Pain” as well as a book about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) entitled “Tales Of An Autism Dad” (title TBC).
As a music journalist I write reviews, present news and conduct interviews for various outlets, working with record labels and agencies from the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Japan. Additionally, I work with a number of talented musicians to promote their work via websites and social media.
As a management consultant I work with companies on issues including web design, social care, legal compliance, health and safety, training and social media management. As a public speaker I am used to speaking to audiences of over 1,000 people, and have taught in large groups, small groups, and on a 1 to 1 basis.