Education/ Training

2014. Women, Leadership and Sustainable Change, Initiatives of Change, Victoria.

2013 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS), Hackney Community College, Falkirk Street, London N1.

2012 Jewellery Making (Enterprise), Hackney Community College, Falkirk Street, London N1.

2011 Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Diploma, NLP Excellence, Columbia Hotel, 95/99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS.

2010 Certificate of Achievement on Mapping the Change Journalism Course, (6 weeks) Words of Colour in conjuction with The Hackney Museum, Reading Lane, London E8.

2005 Certificate in Poetry writing, The Open University Online course.

2003- 2004 MTI Holistic Massage Diploma, Hackney Community College, Falkirk Street, London N1.

2002- 2003 ICM, IIHHT Practioner Indian Head Massage Diploma, Reflexology Diploma, Nutrition Diploma, Centre for Integrated Medicine, The Crypt, Bethnal Green, London E2.

1994- 1997 BSc Hons in Social Policy with Criminal Justice, University of Plymouth. Course included studies in Health, Education, Housing, Policing, IT, Research data and Statistics.

1993- 1994 Access to Social Sciences, Hackney Community College, Keltan House, Mare Street, London E8.

1992- 1993 City and Guilds 325:1 in Community Care Practice, CSV The London Programme, Kings Cross, London WC1.

1988- 1990 BTEC National Diploma in General Art and Design, Kingsway Princeton College, Farringdon, London EC1.

1983- 1988 GCSE’s, Haggerston Girls School, London E2. Art (B) English Literature (C) English Language (C) Maths (D) Biology (D).

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TRAINING
2013 Introduction to Social Media, (1 day) Words of Colour at The Shoreditch Library, Hoxton Street, London N1.

2013 Introduction to Freelance Journalism, (1 day) Words of colour at The Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, 60 Rosebury Place, London E8.

2013 Introduction to Blogging, (1 day) Words of Colour at the Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, 60 Rosebury Place, London E8.

2005-2006 Emergency Aid (Appointed person) First Aid 3 year certificate, Hoxton, London N1.

2004 May Co-Facilitator of Webster Stratton Parenting course, City & Hackney NHS at The Comet Nursery School, Hoxton, London E2.

2003 Sept Certificate of completion of Webster Stratton Parenting course, City & Hackney NHS at The Comet Nursery School, Hoxton, London E2.

2002 Nov Reiki II, Usui Shiki Ryoho, Walthamstow, delivered by Reiki Masters.

2002 Nov Reiki I, Usui Shiki Ryoho, Walthamstow, delivered by Reiki Masters.

2001 March (HPA) Certificate in Knots and Ropework, London, N1.

2001 Feb (FPA) Certificate in Cultural and Religious issues in Sex and Relationships.

2000 Sept HIV AND YOUNG PEOPLE (LEAN in house training).

2000 Oct First Aid at Work 3 year Certificate, First Aid Supply and Training Co.

2000 July MENTAL HEALTH AND HIV (LEAN in house training).

2000 May TOPS COMMUNITY SPORTS TRAINING, Hackney Leisure Dept, London, N1.

2000 March DRUG USE AND HIV (LEAN in house training).

2000 March (HPA) Certificate in Play and Child Development, London, N1.

1999 Oct In House Training with LEAN for Health Promotion Work involved three weekends covering many issues relating to people affected and infected with HIV.

1996 March (WPA) Certificate An Introduction to Playleadership, London, W2.

1992- 1993 Uncertified Counselling Skills course, 8 months, London WC1.

1992 (HPA) Introduction to Playwork, London, N1.