I qualified with a degree in Psychology and Sociology first, then did a postgraduate degree in the Sociology related subject of Social Anthropology. I qualified to be a Hypnotherapist and happily worked as that for a few years before deciding to become a college lecturer in Psychology and Sociology. I have been teaching for seventeen years now, having helped hundreds of students with essays and dissertations. I have always mixed academic teaching with creative writing. I have written several cultural documentaries for television and more than a dozen books so far on history, drama and biography. I specialise in sociology research; social theories, media, history, therapies in psychology and qualitative research techniques, but have written research papers on dozens of subjects.