MA Sociology (Community Studies), 2000, Sheffield City Polytechnic

BA (hons) Applied Social Studies, 1982, Sheffield City Polytechnic

CQSW, 1982, Sheffield City Polytechnic

Various short courses relevant to training, including Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)

1998 – 2010 COGS (Communities and Organisations: Growth and Support); Director

1992 – 1997 Community Development Exchange; Development Worker

1988 – 1992 Community Links National Training and Development Unit, Manager

1982-88 Community Links Social Action Centre, Community Worker and Manager