(2008 – on)
Independent Consultancy for: UK – Open University, Food Standards Agency, National Centre for Social Research, West Midlands Regional Consortium of Adult and Community Services, Audit Commission; Europe – European Commission, European Research Council, Research Executive Agency;
France – L’Agence nationale de recherche (ANR): Canada – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC); etc.
Visiting Senior Research Fellow – Open University
Director, Postgraduate Studies, Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
Lecturer in Sociology, Coleg Harlech, North Wales
Lecturer in Sociology & Politics, Newbattle Abbey College, Edinburgh
Tutor (Part Time) – Extramural Dept., University of Leeds
Tutor (Part Time) – Sociology Dept., University of York.
Interviewer & Publishing Assistant (Part Time) – Child Language Survey (Nuffield/Schools Council Project), University of York.
Miscellaneous posts in commerce and industry.


PhD (p/t) Effective Learning in Health Care Professional Education, University of Wales, Bangor
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (with Distinction) British Medical Hypnotherapy Examinations Board
Cert. in Clinical Hypnotherapy London College Clinical Hypnosis
Cert tHE (Teaching in Higher Education), University of Wales, Bangor
MSc (Advanced Educational & Social Research Methods), Open University.
BPhil (Sociology: Mass Communications), University of York.
BA Hons (2:1) (Social Sciences: Sociology), University of York.


Fellow Academy of Social Sciences (elected 2009)
Fellow Royal Society of Medicine (elected 2004)
Fellow Higher Education Academy (since 2007)
Fellow British Society for Clinical Hypnosis (elected 2002)
Fellow British Association for Medical Hypnosis (founding fellow 2003)
British Sociological Association (Medical Sociology & Food & Nutrition Groups)
Social Research Association (Vice Chair, Executive Board, Ethics Forum, etc.)
Former Fellow Royal Society of Arts (elected on Council sponsorship – 1998-2010)