I am a nurse by background. I've also worked as a manager in health authorities, and as a Civil Servant in the Department of Health. For 15 years I was the CEO of two health-related charities: the Queen's Nursing Institute and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. So I have a great interest in all things nursing and medical.
My main hobby is historical research and writing - so far, all about medical crimes and mysteries!
I also give talks about my research and my books: you can find me on SpeakerNet here.
Talks and presentations
15 Feb - Solving the Nightingale Shore Murder - Bexleyheath and Crayford Waterside WI online
17 Feb - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Kegworth WI online
18 Feb - 'Murder as a Science' - the wickedness of Dr Warder - Horsham Normandy WI online
17 Mar - Tales from Dringhouses Railway - Dronfield Probus
15 Apr -Tales from Dringhouses Railway - Dringhouses Local History Group
9 June - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Northallerton U3A
17 June - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Haxby and Wiggington History Group
19 August - The York Home for Nurses - Poppleton WI
6 Sept - Solving the Nightingale Shore Murder - Friends of Williamson's Tunnels
17 Sept - The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw - Clements Hall History Group
Family history research
I have spent years doing family history research for my books and learned a lot along the way - mainly by making mistakes that could have been avoided! Now I'm a Family History Buddy at my City Library, helping others to find their way through the maze of websites and databases.
If you would like me to help you with your research, get in touch - I'm happy to talk through your requirements and do a couple of hours' research free of charge. Meanwhile, see my blog for some top tips ...
Based in Dringhouses, York