I am a consultant specialising in project and programme evaluation, and a lecturer in applied linguistics at King's College, London University.
I am currently based in London and in Kendal, Cumbria.
While the range of things I do might look like rather an odd mixture, over the years this diverse career has made sense, with one skill supporting another. A lot of what I do can be described as pattern
recognition, because in all my areas of interest the core skills continue to be those of asking the right questions, listening to what people say, looking carefully at what is in front of you,
and recognising what is salient and what is not.
At present, therefore, alongside my continuing engagement with teaching and research in written communication computer assisted linguistic analysis, and language education, I provide evaluation services for education andsocial projects and programmes,
and documentary photographic services for cultural organisations and NGOs. I hope to keep on working this way for many years to come!
I have used a
camera for as long as I can remember, and I have been
working as a documentary photographer since the 1990s
with a particular interest in Education in Development.
Alongside the professional work I undertake for
international organisations I also work in theatre and
musical performance, as well as maintaining a personal
practice. Current personal projects focus on the
life and landscape of the area around Kendal (in the
English Lake District) where I live for a large part of
the year, although I also do travel and street
photography when the opportunities arise. Examples
of the range of work I am involved in can be found in
the portfolios below.
I provide visual documentation
services to NGO and development organisations, and
can deliver both still photography archives and broadcast
quality interview video footage.
I provide photographic
services to leading artists and labels (notably ECM
Records), with a particular interest in Jazz and
Over the last decade I have been working with
major arts organisations such as Teatr Polski, Warsaw,
Opera up close and The King's Head Theatre, developing
visual documentations of new productions and the
life and wider activities of these contrasting
Alongside my work in social
documentation, theatre and music, I maintain my
personal photographic practice. A strong
current interest is the landscape and life of the
I offer a
comprehensive evaluation service for small and medium
size projects with a particular emphasis on social and
educational programmes. My primary interests are
in qualitative methodologies and the evaluation of
projects as theories.
Project management training
provided project management and logical framework design
training for universities, local NGOs and international
organisations such as the British Council. I have
a particular interest in the design of projects in
For further information on my
professional capacities, please visit
the Consultancy page and my statement of capacities and
I have been involved in teaching,
research and teacher education since 1970, working in
the UK and in countries in East Asia, South Asia,
Western and Eastern Europe, and the UK. Although I
no longer teach full time, the field of language
education and issues concerned with written
communication remain areas of significant interest.