My CV

A copy of my manifesto will be available after the Nominations evening (Wed 11th April 2018).

A brief CV

Qualifications

– BSc (hons) 2.1 in Environmental Science

– PGCE in Rural & Environmental Sciences

– Diplomas (levels 3 and 4) in Nutrition

Current work

Environment

I’m on the committee with Save Our Shoreline Jersey (SOSJ) as their environmental scientist. My work is pro bono. With respect to commenting on SOSJ and other environmental issues, I make occasional, but regular, appearances on Radio Jersey, BBC TV (Channel Islands), Channel 103, Channel News and in the Jersey Evening Post and occasional UK newspapers. TV appearances always seem to coincide with windy or wet conditions!

Parents with young children

Brighter Futures: I have been working with Brighter Futures to produce and run Jersey’s first Parent Champions groups.

Marketing

Jersey Dairy: I have been working with Jersey Dairy with my marketing hat on, but initially on a nutritional consultant basis.

Nutrition

I’m a qualified nutritionist, with distinctions throughout, and nutritional writer. Clients tend to be those who want to shift some weight and gain energy. I’m currently studying for an additional diploma on eating disorders.

Writing

Jersey Evening Post opinion writer:  Once I declared I was going to stand in the election, the JEP rules mean I could not carry on writing a column for them any longer. It’s a shame, as I’ve enjoyed writing my pieces on nutrition (and the surrounding issues) for them, but you can read some of the ones I did here – they are all still relevant now.

Books: I’m currently writing a book on weight loss and energy gain (details later), and one about recovering from type 2 diabetes, which will be released on Kindle in the first instance. I have ghost-written a number of books and ebooks, and have some Kindle ones in my name. (If you have a look, be aware they all need updating to 2nd editions!)

Courses: I’ve written a number of courses for others and some that I’ve run myself.  Currently, I’m preparing a Parent Champions course (see Brighter Futures above), but have also presented them on aspects of SEO (getting seen online, in essence) and writing (many aspects).

Previous work

Marketing & workshops

Since 2014, I started and ran Cinnamon Edge, a small writing, workshop, website and marketing company. In fact, this is still going, but I am so busy, we only take on a few, select projects. I helped run a number of international marketing events in London.

Teaching

I was a teacher and lecturer for over 20 years, covering:

– science (with biology up to year one Open University)

– English (to GCSE, plus writing workshops for businesses)

– psychology (to A level)

– ICT (to A level and various adult courses)

– various subjects within the Special Needs remit.

I taught/lectured in Jersey (at JCG), Devon, Shropshire, West Midlands and Suffolk.

Interests

Photography: see here for a flavour

Singing: (Not professionally!) I currently sing with the singing group the Hot Bananas, which includes singing for our annual charity (this year, Brig-y-Don) at care homes, charity functions and other events.

Walking: I love to walk around Jersey – there is always something to please!

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