Brought up mainly in West and East Africa. B A in modern history (Oxford 1964), Diploma in Public and Social Administration (Oxford 1966). Career running voluntary organisations. M A in Policy and Social Studies (Sheffield Hallam 2001). My main area of expertise was in running voluntary organisations, and my one article in a refereed academic journal (see below) was on government policy towards them.
The subjects I contribute on are history, British and French literature, social policy (less of this recently as I am getting out of date), Dartmoor, and topics which connect with these, which actually makes quite a large field. My article on the Uganda Railway is an aberration, due to the fact that I used to travel on it.
Partnership in health and social care: the implications of government guidance in the 1990s in England, with particular reference to voluntary organisations. Policy & Politics vol 30 no 2. 2002
Numerous articles in Quaker and other journals.
A Missionary Family in Nigeria and Uganda 1936—1964. Derwent Press. 2006
Quakers in Plymouth: A Friends' Meeting in context 1654 to the 1960s. Quacks Books. 2017
You can see I go in for really snappy titles.