- 2003 onwards I trained in and worked at marking coursework; initially BA Div. Pathway B and then with FE Certificated courses. I also lectured to FE students on Prayer, Church History and Christology.
- 2000-2008: Ceased active chaplaincy work and took on an administrative job in DEFRA. During the Foot and Mouth outbreak of 2000/2001 I applied my leadership and research skills and was given a training place for Management Studies with a specific orientation to each one’s work situation. BTEC Certificate equivalent to NVQ Level 3 (2004).
- 1992-2000: M.Ed. Studies at Maryvale, completed at Hull University - M.Ed. (Distinction) with dissertation on Lay participation in Ministry, especially School Chaplaincy. At this time I was also helping with two areas of training for school and FE college chaplains:
1) As an executive member of the Association of Catholic Chaplains in Education, I helped research the training needs of school and college chaplains, collated the findings and worked on the 2nd draft of a document to be promulgated by the Bishops of England & Wales. During that time I was part of the team preparing for and leading the annual Conferences of the ACCE;
2) Research showed that a longer period of training was needed by chaplains. At Maryvale I helped to develop a course for school chaplains as a pathway of the MA. I took part in the course as a mentor and tutor until about 2002.
- 1990’s onwards: Catechist for adult post-baptismal Catechesis
- 1971-2010: Catechist in Parish Sacramental Programmes
- 1975-1997: teaching and chaplaincy work in various secondary schools
- 1974-1975: PGCE Southampton University
- 1971-1974: B.Sc. (Hons) QMC, London University - Physics, Mathematics & Engineering.
- 1969-1970: Studies in Theology (including Catechetics), Sociology and Psychology at St. Catherine’s Centre (Dominican) Portobello Road.
- 1966-1969: Studies in Theology, Music and Philosophy (the latter by staff from Queen’s University, Belfast)
‘Can Children learn Science?’ I was part of the team which took part in the 2nd Year of research (1986-7). A joint Glos. & Wilts. LEA venture on the constructivist approach to education. Research published in booklet form January 1988.
In 1993 I was part of a working party in the ACCE seeking to form better guidelines for school and college chaplains. I was also working within my own diocesan chaplaincy team to do the same. The diocesan guidelines were progressing well but the national working party was struggling. I took the diocesan outline to the national group, now associated with the CES, and used the framework to help develop an ACCE document. My work was to define chapters and write up all the content we had prepared. At the 1995 Conference the draft was accepted. It was not yet in a form required for the Bishops’ Conference to adopt it. In 1996 the final version was launched by Cardinal Hume: Chaplaincy, the Change and the Challenge.