Retired teacher who has worked in secondary schools, teacher education, universities. I taught English in London schools for many years before moving in to teacher education in 1984 and then completing a PhD on the lives of young people on a vocational training course. I have always enjoyed sociology, social theory and historical sociology. I moved to Sheffield Hallam university in 1995 where I taught sociology. I have been a programme leader, course leader and have been involved in a number of national learning and teaching projects. In the last few years I have gone back to literature for fun and this has given me the chance to broaden my reading, to get away from the English ‘classics’, much as I enjoy them.
I am interested in literature, politics, following blogs, local life in Norwich.