My background is in legal journalism. Most recently I worked as the editor of a weekly, online employment law journal published by a leading firm of trade union solicitors; as well as the editor of a monthly, web-based employment law newsletter read by about 10,000 human resource managers. I have also written for the law and features pages of the Independent, Guardian and the Times, as well as a number of other journals such as the Law Society Gazette, the Nursing Times, Diversity at Work and Equal Opportunities Review in my capacity as a freelance journalist and editor. I am also the author of four books: Community Nurses and the Law, published by the MSF union in 1999 and Womens Rights At Work published by Pluto Press in 2001. I am the author and self-publisher of Maternity Pay and leave a guide for employers which came out in November 2004. And the co-author of A Guide to Equality Law published by the TUC in January 2005.
I taught on BE425, Research Methods in Management and Marketing in the autumn term of 2016 and BE515 in the spring term of 2017.
I presented a paper for my Master's dissertation topic at a Conference for Human Rights Research Students at the University of Essex in May 2014.
I presented a paper on Adorno's theory of identity thinking and how it applies to gender equality in February 2017 at a seminar organised by the Centre for Work and Organisation Studies in the Essex Business School.
I received a BA in 1975 from Edinburgh University and an MSc in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management in 1986 from the London School of Economics
I became a Registered General Nurse in 1982 and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1995.