• Current: Managing Director of The MAGAZINE EXPERT Ltd, a consultancy covering all aspects of magazine publishing, plus CPD which editorial boot camp and mentoring programs for writers.
  • Current: Senior Lecturer and HEA Senior Fellow (fractional post) at Bournemouth University
  • 2022-2025: External Examiner of BA (Hons) Journalism and Creative Writing, Falmouth University
  • 2020-2024: External Examiner of BA (Hons) Journalism, University of Hertfordshire
  • 2018-2021: External Examiner of MA International Journalism for Media Professionals, Edinburgh Napier University
  • 2015-2019: External Examiner of BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism, University of Sunderland
  • 2010-2014: External Examiner of MA Magazine Journalism, University of Central Lancashire.
  • 2006 – 2015: Head of Features Journalism (2013-2015) and Principal Lecturer at Solent University, previously Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Journalism.


  • Current: freelance writer and author: Commissions include What’s New In Publishing, InPublishing Magazine, Writing Magazine, Vegetarian Living, The Self Publishing Magazine and Writers’ Forum.
  • 2006-2008: City Life Magazine – Fashion & Beauty Editor for this south coast magazine with a circulation of 60k.
  • 1999-2006: Writers International LtdManaging Editor overseeing two national titles Weddings Today (circ. 40,000) and Writer’s Forum (circ. 25,000). Previously assistant editor of World Wide Writers, an international short story magazine.