- 2 years teaching in teacher training college in Hubei province
- 6 months running in-service courses for Chinese middle school teachers for Hunan Education Commission
- MA in Social Anthropology – specialising in Chinese culture and society
- 12 years co-facilitating courses on Chinese culture with Chinese members of staff from UK universities
- Learned Mandarin to intermediate level.
- Travelled extensively throughout China
Image: Children’s embroidered shoes picked up in the 1990s in a small market.