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Position held, major responsibilities


September 2005

September 2006

MSc Statistics, University of Kent
Full time student.

Recipient of a Pfizer Sponsorship

February 2005


Open University Tutor
International Development: 2nd year general and postgraduate management courses, technology for a sustainable future: 1st year course.

Open University,
Milton Keynes


February 2004

September 2005

International Development research, IS&T.

Self employed


September 2001 

February 2004

Human Resource Development Manager (IS&T)
Plan, design and develop training for Organisational IS&T (Information Systems & Technology) projects.
Manage training programmes and supervise training delivery. Deliver some of the training. Write and produce training manuals (paper and electronic versions), prepare training materials.

Save the Children UK
17 Grove Lane
London SE5 8RD - UK

April 1998

July 2001

Senior Scientist
Project leader of a DfID funded agricultural development research project based in Ghana and Uganda (multi-partners, £270,000 budget. For more details on the project: click here)
Ecologist in the Food Security department: research duties, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching (introduction to statistics, research methodology, tropical ecology, presentation skills), MSc and PhD students supervision.

Food Security Dept. Natural Resources Institute
University of Greenwich
Chatham Maritime
ME4 4TB - UK

June 1996

April 1998

IT trainer
Trained corporate customers in the use of Microsoft Office packages, Windows, Email systems etc., developed courses, training material and customised office solutions, one-to-one training for VIPs.
MS Office customisation consultant: on-site consultancy including client specific analysis, solution design and training.

ARIS Oxford (ex OCG)
Wolsey Hall
66 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6PR - UK

February 1994

May 1996

Research Assistant
Employed within an EU funded development research project. Theoretical research: population biology of a tropical insect pest.
Statistics tutor for biology undergraduates and co-supervisor for postgraduates.

School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway College University of London

April 1992

April 1993

Post-doctoral fellow
Fundamental research in population biology and genetics.

September 1991

January 1992

Biology teacher
(4th and 6th forms, ages 14-18)

High School, Tours, France

September 1990

June 1991

Chargé de Cours (Assistant Lecturer)
Teaching biology to PGCE students

Teacher Training Dept. University of Tours

Summer holidays 1978 to 1983

Animateur (“certified motivating supervisor”)
Looking after, educating and entertaining children and teenagers during the summer holidays.

Centres de vacances
(holiday centres for children or teenagers)


Overseas training experience

Country & Period

Position & organisation

Major responsibilities


October 2003 to December 2003

Database consultant & trainer

Save the Children UK

6 weeks secondment to the Liberia Family Tracing programme: review existing system and procedures, analyse data; develop system and procedures, training material and programme, train new team; advise senior management on database, team management and development.



Food Security expert, Communication specialist
Free-lance for the Natural Resources Institute

Moderator of the FoodAfrica e-forum on Food Security for 2 weeks, then attended the International Working Meeting in Yaounde: provided support to the organisation committee on all aspects of IT communications and presentations at the conference.



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11 March 2006