- Postgraduate Certificate Teaching Qualification Further Education, care subjects Stirling University 2008 
- Postgraduate Diploma Community Education, Northern College 1998
- BA Administration Management, Fife College Kirkcaldy (best student) 1996


- Blogger, writer, activist, campaigner in mental health matters and human rights
- Survivor of mental illness and the psychiatric system
- Advocacy - with individuals and groups - mental health, learning disabilities, managing volunteers
- Training and Lecturing - in community, college, WRAP, Peer Support
- Project Development and Management - events, fundraising, networking, volunteer recruitment, report writing
- Action Research - community development, mental health, adult learning
- IT and Internet - design, websites, blogging, social networking
- Children's and Youth Work - community, school, church
- Employability - work placements, jobs fairs, workshops, support into work

Setting up and leading Peer Support Fife

And most important of all: mother of 3 sons, grandmother of 3 (so far)


Selection of pages from my CV for EMPOWER post, Glasgow University (didn't get an interview):


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