My CV (Resumé)

Experience

1984-present
Self employed

  • Worked as a psychologist helping people in companies communicate more effectively, with a particular emphasis in recent years on using the Internet
  • Enabled companies to be more effective online and improve their profitability as a result
  • Written 27 books, including 12 about the Internet and been a major contributor to several others, including a major Reader’s Digest book on technology.
  • Provided blue chip companies with Internet business consultancy.
  • Produced several Internet communications courses for companies.
  • Designed a communications skills programme for NHS nurses.
  • Trained thousands of senior executives in effective communications and Internet skills.
  • Trained 100 Olympic athletes in communications skills.
  • Written thousands of articles for national newspapers, magazines and trade periodicals
  • Made several hundred conference presentations and speeches
  • Appeared on several radio programmes as an expert psychologist
  • Helped companies win awards
  • Won a ‘writer of the year’ award
  • Was elected President of the Professional Speaking Association, 2010-11.

2005-present
Visiting Lecturer, University of Buckingham

  • Teaching E-commerce and E-business to undergraduates on business degrees and postgraduates doing an MBA.
  • Guest speaker on Internet Marketing


1999-present
Associate Lecturer, Open University

  • Taught psychological aspects of the Internet for three years.
  • Recruited to be one of the first tutors on a new course on Childhood studies.
  • Teaches the Child Development core course for the psychology degree.
  • Have been an examiner since 2000.


1980-1984
Science Editor – Doctor Magazine and Hospital Doctor Magazine

  • Revamped medical/scientific coverage of weekly tabloid for GPs.
  • Introduced first ever video magazine for British doctors.
  • Implemented training programme for new staff.


1979-1980
Press Officer – Polydor Records

  • Arranged media coverage for first ever live concert by Jean Michelle-Jarre.
  • Introduced UK coverage of Polydor into international, internal magazine.
  • Helped ensure major artists saw extended press coverage.


1978-1979
Reporter – Surrey Daily Advertiser

  • Provided news coverage to a morning newspaper.
  • Introduced higher education coverage on a daily basis.
  • Provided training services on education/science to new reporters.


1975-1979
Freelance Presenter – BBC Radio Medway (now called Radio Kent)

  • Provided interviews for the Breakfast Show.
  • Presented the ‘reminiscences’ programme.


Education

  • B.Sc. (Hons),  Human Biology, University of Surrey
  • B.A. (Hons), Psychology, Open University
  • M.Ed. – Education, Open University
  • M.Sc. – Communications, Open University
  • Adv. Dip. Ed., Developmental Psychology, Open University
  • MBPsS – Membership of the British Psychological Society
  • FPSA – Fellowship of the Professional Speaking Association
  • Former pupil at Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School for Boys, Rochester, Kent gaining 6 O Levels, 3 A Levels and 1 S Level.


Memberships

  • British Psychological Society
  • Professional Speaking Association
  • Society of Authors

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