Who I am

I was born and bred in the UK and studied at Cambridge University (Christ's College), but have now lived in Germany for 20 years. During this time, I've worked primarily in the German educational market but have also been involved in educational projects for English-speaking countries. In addition to this, I'm active in the field of new media for children.

 

In my spare time I can usually be found playing the violin (amongst other things in a great chamber orchestra - Opus Zwei) tramping around the forest with my dogs, trying my hand at something new (currently riding) or simply relaxing with family and friends.

Author and consultant
Since 2001

  • Author of a wide range of materials for schools, e.g. Green Line Oberstufe, Words in Context, Abiworkshop: Sicher im Wortschatz
  • Speaker at modern language conferences, e.g. GMF, and schools around Germany
  • Speaker on digital media for children, e.g. Frankfurt Bookfair, Children's Bookfair Bologna, Kindermedienkonferenz der Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung
  • English language consultant, e.g. Staatsinstitut für Schulqualität und Bildungsforschung ISB, Munich
  • Consultant for digital projects for children and teens

Prior to becoming an author and consultant I worked for the following companies:

KidZ Vision AG

 

Editor-in-chief for www.4kidz.de

  • Head of the editorial offices in Munich and Berlin
  • Content creation

The Learning Company
(Mattel Interactive)


Head of department: Children's and educational software

  • Localisation of US products for the German market 
  • Software development for the German primary and secondary school market
  • Marketing children's and educational software

Ernst Klett Verlag GmbH

Editor in the English department

  • Editor and project manager for course books for the sixth form, English readers, teaching materials 
  • Content creation for the internet portal bildung-online and for the company's website