After a degree in the natural sciences and careers in teaching and social work, in 1976 I took up a post as lecturer at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. I am currently an Emeritus Professor in the School of Social Work and Psychology at UEA. Over the years, my research and writing interests have included social work theory, adoption, emotional intelligence, empathy, attachment theory, and child abuse and neglect. To date, I have written 20 books. I had a new book published November 2012 - "EMPATHY: What it is and why it matters", published by Palgrave Macmillan. My latest effort has now appeared - "THE COMPLEAT SOCIAL WORKER" also published by Palgrave Macmillan December 2014.
And when I'm not writing, you might spot me on top of a hill in the Lake District or Scotland. Or find me wandering a coastal path in Cornwall, Norfolk or Pembroke. There was a time when I could climb, walk and think about my next book all at the same time. But now I'm getting old and retired, it takes all my energy just to get up a hill, never mind think as well.
Many thanks to all those who have bought and read my books. The interest is much appreciated.