Autonomy: Development and Consulting.



Qualifications and Experience

Career History:

University of Manchester:

Head of Staff Training and Development Unit, 2003 to 2015


The Open University:

Head of HR/Staff Development,

1998 to 2003

Head of Training and Development

Assistant Dir, Personnel , 1996 to 1998


Training and Development Specialist/ Project Director, Investors in People Project Team, 1994 – 1996


Associate Lecturer with Open University Business School, Residential Schools Tutor, Consultant Author

The Employment Service:

Training Consultant, HR/IiP Adviser and training Project Manager, 1990 - 1994


Regional Staff Training Manager, 1987 - 1990 


Diploma in Music - Open University, 2009


MA in Social Policy - Open University, 2006

Doctorate In Education - Institute of Education, 1999-2002

(did not submit dissertation due to work-relocation)


MSc in Human Resource Management -  

South Bank University,1997


Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Training - University of Leicester, 1994


Diploma in Training Management - Huddersfield University, 1989


BA Degree (Social Sciences) -  Open University, 1992


TA Award and 4th Year Trainee – Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Training Programme


Level 5 Certificate in Management Coaching and Mentoring - Institute of Leadership and Management


Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching - Institute of Leadership and Management


NLP Practitioner


Certified Laughter Yoga Leader: Madan Kataria School of Laughter Yoga


Level A/B Registered Psychometric Test User:




Windows on Work Values,