|Braodcaster and Chartered Psychologist (CPSYCHOL)|
I am by nature a confident, relaxed and energetic television and radio presenter and producer, with experience in handling a variety of broadcasting situations in an interesting and essentially credible manner. I have good communication skills, either directly or via written scripts, and can broadcast competently to all ages in a personable and outgoing manner. I get on well with people at all levels and of all ages, across a broad spectrum of interests and abilities. I set high standards for my efforts, enjoy being involved in a task from inception to completion and work hard to achieve demanding goals, both those set for me and those I set myself.
I have 15 years broadcasting experience and have spent 10 years studying and practicing psychology. I am a chartered Counselling Psychologist with experience in working with children, young people and their families on a variety of mental health problems. I am a 2nd degree black belt and qualified instructor in TaeKwon-Do.
|2001 - 2005|
London Guildhall University
Post Graduate Diploma - Counselling Psychology (Distinction).
|1999 - 2001||London Guildhall University|
Master degree in Counselling Psychology.
|1997 - 1999||Luton University and University of West Florida|
1st class hons degree in Psychology.
|1995 - 1996||Open University|
Social Science Foundation Course and Arts Foundation Course.
|1984||National Broadcasting School|
Presentation Foundation Course.
|1981 - 1983||Salisbury College of Technology|
T.E.C. Diploma in construction management (distinction)
‘A’ Level Building Construction Technology.
|1976 - 1981||Matravers School, Westbury, Wilts|
8 ‘O’ Levels. Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, T.D., Geography and Art.
|1985 - 1987||B.B.C. Radio Bristol: I joined initially as a volunteer, but was soon enrolled as a trainee station assistant, providing continuity, taped reports and acting as a co-presenter on a number of programmes. I also wrote and produced comic sketches and was assistant producer for a weekly review show. I engineered the Saturday Sports Show.|
|1987 - 1988||B.F.B.S.: I presented the Teatime Show in Cyprus before returning to London to present networked shows to all B.F.B.S. stations World-wide.|
|1988 - 1989||H.T.V.: I launched the Night Club service providing In-vision links through the night, before moving to day-time continuity and local news bulletins.|
|1989 - 2010|
Regular presenter/reporter for the R.A.C., Free-lance/ Thames, B.B.C. B.F.B.S. - produced numerous wildlife/environmental features for BFBS Radio. On BFBS Television introduced children to wonders on Worm World and Butterfly Farming only to drop them on set!!! H.T.V., B.B.C. Bristol and B.B.C. Gloucestershire. I provided continuity for Thames Night Time network and currently H.T.V. which includes presenting the local news, I also present Room 785, a live satellite service to forces families overseas as well as producing and presenting a long standing children’s magazine show for B.F.B.S. Previously I produced and presented the Top 40 for B.F.B.S. and various shows for B.B.C. local radio. I also worked as a researcher for Telly Addicts for 4 series. More recently I have been working as a transmission controller/director for B.F.B.S. television.
Writer/Director -Nautilus News, U.W.F. (TV) Channel 4, Pensacola Florida. I wrote and directed a short series of comical features based on an Englishman’s view of life in America.
|Corporate:||Reporting, presenting and role acting for B.B.C. Elstree, Unipart, Pfizer UK and Bandag|
|Voice-Over:||Commercials for Fox FM, Hot FM, Severn Sound Radio and Television Trails for B.F.B.S.|
|Lecturing:||B.B.C. West Journalist training.|
|Writing:||Kevin Doolittle pilot for 12 part children’s series for B.B.C.. TaeKwon-Do Revision Guide a comprehensive review for students studying the martial art and 2 radio pantomimes for B.F.B.S. (Cinderella and Snow White and the Four Dwarfs).|