BiographyI came to academia late, after a history degree, working as a porter, a cartoonist, and a cycle mechanic [Cytech level 2 qualified]. I began teaching evening classes to adults in 1995 and slowly became more interested in the education process than in the history subjects that I was teaching. I studies for a PGCE [post-compulsory], MEd and PhD, all part-time [twelve years], working at FE colleges and later at Teesside University. I started working at Durham in 2013.
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Reading. Music. Records. Lego.