I am the in-house writer at Here Design.
Before that I was Senior Copywriter at Abel & Cole and Head of Programmes at English PEN.
I wrote the books Keeping a Journal and Stress (with Lorraine Millard).
I'm an associate of
dementia and literature charity, Living Words.
I run Breathing & Writing workshops - a gentle mish mash of poetry, fun and mindfulness.
My writing has appeared in POEM, The Grammar of Spice, Herbarium, Gull, Poetry Review, BBC Culture, Ambit, Butcher's Dog, The Philosophy Shop, Illustrated Guide to Life, Birdbook III and Man Made.
My poem, When Sheep Turn Their Backs To The Wind, was translated into Spanish and bombed out of a helicopter.
I was a writer in residence with Retta Bowen at Heinrich Boll's cottage on Achill Island.
I've led writing (and other) workshops at the VERT Institute, Wilderness, Migrants Resource Centre, Normal? Festival of the Brain, Southbank Centre, HMP Durham, Yoga Point and Free Word.
I studied Philosophy and Literature and have further trainings in Creative Writing, Mindfulness, Philosophy for Children, Oral History, Teaching Lifelong Learning and Reminiscence Work.