I retired in April 2013 after 25 years as a librarian at the British Library specialising in inventions. This included running numerous workshops; writing books on inventions and a work blog; carrying out searches for clients; and one-to-one meetings with inventors. I dealt with both modern and old inventions. I did interviews on the radio together with a little television work with among others included Julia Somerville, Janet Street-Porter, Jenni Murray, Melvyn Bragg, John Humphreys, Nick Ferrari and, memorably, Jeremy Clarkson (in "Who do you think you are").
Now that I am retired I would like to develop my interest in the inspiration and commercialisation of industrial design, searching techniques and the history of invention and design. Above all, I continue to feel passionate about the importance of good design in promoting welfare and job creation.
[BOOKS I HAVE WRITTEN]