with British Forces in southern Iraq, 2008
to a different little blog spot that, at first glance, might
appear to ramble on a random collection of today's hottest
just as forward operating bases are on the front line of war
zones, FOB BLOG aspires to be my take on news from the sharp
end of life on this planet and beyond.
And there is a method in the madness: I've worked my way through
being a pharmacist, science lecturer and aid worker to international
news journalist and defence editor.
reported from those well-known holiday destinations of Afghanistan
and Darfur, worked alongside Ethiopians and Serbs, and explored
Peru and Bhutan.
Climate change keeps me awake at night but I wonder if the
appliance of science can come to our rescue. If the boffins
could put a man on the moon before they gave us mobile phones
then maybe there's hope.
So, click your way around my colour-coded thoughts and observations
on the unusual, unexplained, uplifting and controversial.
resume in brief:
am a qualified pharmacist with a PhD and I have a Masters
in Multi-Media Journalism.
Freelance Print and Online Journalist (New Scientist technology
feature writer: www.newscientist.com)
2008 Soldier magazine, Acting Web and Print
to 2008 Soldier magazine, Assistant Editor
to 2006 BBC World Service News and Current Affairs, The
World Today, Freelance Producer
to 2005 BBC News Sponsorship Scheme Trainee
to 2005 Masters in Multi-Media Journalism, University of Bournemouth
and Kosovo (www.fobblog.com/kosovo)
to 2004 European Agency for Reconstruction, Serbia, Health
Médecins Sans Frontières, Nigeria, Campaign
to 2001 Voluntary Service Overseas, Ethiopia, Head of School
of Pharmacy / Lecturer
to 1998 PhD, University of Portsmouth, Researcher / Pharmacy
to 2001 Bachelor of Pharmacy / Locum in UK hospital and community
pharmacies, and in industry