I qualified as an Alexander Technique teacher in 1992. Previously I worked mainly as an economist and policy adviser (PPE, BA Hons. Oxford, PhD Economics, LSE). I’ve also taught in secondary school and worked with lecturers in a university to change the teaching and learning culture – largely based on my experience of the latest teaching methods during a two year post-graduate Diploma in Managment by Self-Managed Learning.
My training courses were authorised by the professional body of the Alexander Techique, through which I am also insured (M.STAT).
Additional training in applications of the AT includes over six weeks of residential eye work with Peter Grunwald combining the Bates Method and Alexander Technique principles. I briefly worked for Stephen Shaw using his Method of Swimming. During that time I took the ASA Teacher and Coach qualification and for a while taught swimming using the Alexander Technique. I have also completed a Doula childbirth training with Illana Machover.
Most recently, with the aim of broadening my understanding of therapeutic touch I qualified as a biodynamic carniosacral therapist, with Michael Kern, giving over 150 sessions during those years.
My publications include numerous articles on managing disability in Parkinson’s (see research)