• Executive Committee, Dorchester Chamber for Business
  • The Society of Authors
  • Association of Journalists in Higher Education
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy


  • 2015-current: CEO and media specialist, themagazineexpert Ltd
    Consultancy covering all aspects of magazine publishing, CPD, journalist training and mentoring.
  • 2015-current: External Examiner
    BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism, University of Sunderland
  • 2006 – 2015:  Programme Group Leader (Features Journalism)
    Southampton Solent University
  • 2010-2014: External Examiner
    MA Magazine Journalism, University of Central Lancashire


  • 2008-current: freelance feature writer, commissions include: InPublishing, Writing Magazine, Vegetarian Living, The Self Publishing Magazine and Writers’ Forum
  • 2011-2015: Media specialist advising publishers on all aspects of development including new launches, editorial strategies and revenue development.
  • 2006-2008: City Life Magazine, Fashion & Beauty Editor
  • 1999-2006: Writers International Group – posts included: Managing Editor of Weddings Today (circ. 40,000); deputy editor of Writer’s Forum (circ. 25,000) and assistant editor of World Wide Writers short story magazine.