Editor, journalist and educator
I've taught practical journalism and media law at Harlow and Lambeth Colleges in the UK and the University of Westminster. I've mentored students and helped them find jobs in the media.
But I'm also a successful international journalist, working across newspapers, magazines and online, and I've also worked at senior level in Public Relations.
In Australia I've been Editor-in-Chief and Course Coordinator at the Australian College of Journalism where I migrated paper courses in journalism and creative writing into a digital online environment
Positions I've held across consumer, B2B and client publishing include Editor, Managing Editor, Publisher, Head of Publishing, Chief of Staff and Business Manager.
My articles have appeared in the UK in The Guardian, Independent, Daily Star, Financial Times, Times, and in Australia in The Bulletin weekly news magazine.
I've launched or relaunched more than 15 magazines and websites in the UK and Australia.
Five non-fiction books I've written have been published globally, and a novel under a pen-name came out in early 2016.
I had a weekly radio spot for five years on London's LBC Radio.
And of course I'm also the presenter of the online video course - How to be a Journalist - The Complete Guide.
In addition to teaching, I have also founded and run a local news website in Australia which provides a daily news service - Hawkesbury Post.