BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, specialising in aquatic biology,
Kings College, University of London (1994-1996).
BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting,
NorthEast London Poly (1986-1989).
UAV AIR <7KG qualified UAV/SUSA drone operator (owner/operator of DJI inspire II)
CINEFLEX OPERATOR (Ultra & V14, also GSS and Shotover)
HSE MEDIA SCUBA (formerly Pt IV). Also IANTD Advanced Nitrox
certificate, PADI Dive Master, BSAC Dive Leader.
POSEIDON REBREATHER Advanced certificate.
IRATA Level II Rope Access Certificate. Re-certifying this year.
RYA Day Skipper Certificate, RYA Competent Crew Certificate on
Winston Churchill schooner. Also Trans-Atlantic and Southern-Atlantic
experience, including a mid Atlantic shipwreck!
RYA Advanced Power Boat Certificate.
RYA Sea survival course (completed Jan 2013)
POLAR Environment Training, University of Svalbard, Norway.
NSF POLAR training, McMurdo Station, US Antarctic base, 2010
TOR Remote Locations Skills Course (remote first aid and hostile environment training for journalists), 2012
G4S 4x4 driving qualified.
Founder of TShed Ltd. www.tshed.co.uk
Freelance Press Photographer 1991-1993. Publications include all Fleet Street titles and many foreign periodicals. At time of returning to full time education, was regular freelance with the Financial Times. (N.B. work continued after '93 in order to fund biology degree).
Assistant Picture Editor 1993-1994. National News & Picture Agency. Edited and syndicated photographic national news. Also co-ordinated staff photographers in association with news desk. (N.B. work continued during university to fund biology degree).
Electronic Picture Desk Operator 1994-1995. The Daily Mail. Handled on-line picture intake to Associated Newspapers from agencies, photographers and TV for use in the Daily Mail and Evening Standard. (N.B. worked during university to fund biology degree).