Qualifications and Education

2011, PhD (by Existing Published Work), University of Sunderland, “The Inside of the World:  Applications of the Thought of Ludwig Wittgenstein in the Philosophies of Art and Mind”.

External Examiners:

Professor Garry Hagberg, James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics (Bard, New York and UEA)

Professor Dan D. Hutto, Professor of  Philosophical Psychology (Herts).

Passed with no corrections.

2004, Award in Continuing Education, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Italian 30 credits

1999, Relational Database Design, The Open University, PG 60 credits

1980, BA in Philosophy and English Literature, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, First Class Honours

1977, Secondary Education, Langdon Comprehensive School, East Ham London,


History: A

Economics: A

English Literature: B

9 ‘O’ – Levels

Grants and Prizes

2013, Grant, Geoffrey Midgley Memorial Trust, for start up costs associated with Social Enterprise Company devoted to Lifelong Learning.

2010, Grant, University of Sunderland, for doctoral fees and submission costs.

2010, National Award in Lifelong Learning, Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL), For the “creativity, innovation, impact and transferability” of the Explore Programme.

2007, Innovation Challenge Prize , University of Sunderland, For “enhancing the student experience through innovation in teaching and learning” in the course Philosophy Today.

1992, Joseph Rowntree Trust Grant, , Project in Business Ethics Teaching.

1980, Noble Prize, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, For highest graded final papers in the faculties of Humanities, Law and Economics.

1979, Renwick Travel Prize, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, for literature studies in Italy.