I was born in London, but grew up in Trinidad and Tobago where I obtained a BA (Hons) in English from the University of the West Indies (UWI). I was a teacher of English/Literature at the secondary level for some twenty years in the Caribbean, in Trinidad and Tobago and in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

I completed a Master’s in Education with the Sheffield University Caribbean programme in 2002. In 2013, at the University of Bristol, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation entitled: Dilemmas and Dynamics Relating to Selection for Secondary Schooling in Trinidad & Tobago, without the need for corrections.



University of Bristol
PhD, 2013

University of Sheffield
M.Ed., 2002

University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Diploma in Education, 1990

University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
B.A. (Hons), 1979

City & Guilds, UK

NVQ Level 3 - Information & Library Services, 2010



Education & Academia

Online Tutor
Unicaf University

June 2018 - Present

Research Assistant
University of Bristol, School of Education

July 2014 - Sep 2014

Teaching Assistant
University of Bristol, School of Education

Sep 2013 - Dec 2014

Learning Resources Assistant

Cotham School, Bristol, UK

2007- 2010

Assistant Examiner

Pearson, Edexcel, UK

2007 - 2010

Cover Teacher

St. Bede's High School, Bristol, UK

2005 - 2007


Caribbean Programme, Masters of Education, 

University of Sheffield

2003 - 2004

Community College, Turks & Caicos

1998 - 1999

Graduate Teacher
Department of Education, Turks & Caicos

1997 - 1999

Assistant Examiner

Caribbean Examinations Council

1993 - 1999

Graduate Teacher
Ministry of Education, Trinidad & Tobago

1979 - 1997


Copy Editor
Daily News Ltd., Trinidad & Tobago

2011 - 2012

Associate Editor
Daily News Ltd., Trinidad & Tobago

1999 - 2004