I am a journalist, lecturer, and trade unionist.
I have been a journalist for nearly 30 years, having worked in newspapers, magazines, broadcasting and public relations. I am an active member of the National Union of Journalists.
I am currently a lecturer in multi-media journalism at Manchester Metropolitan University and I am researching the role of hyperlocal websites in areas of social deprivation.
I edit the Wythenshawe Reporter news site.