Here is a short biography that includes what I have been involved with over the years and my main areas of skill and interest.



  • M Phil (Reconciliation Studies), University of Dublin, TrinityCollege, 2003
  • Certificate in Reconciliation Studies, University of Ulster, 2001
  • P.G.C.E. (Development Education) University of London Institute of Education, 1976
  • B.A.(Geography) Queen’s University Belfast, 1975


  • Participated in 2 full days of training as a member of the Reminiscence Network Northern Irelandin order to become a recognised trainer, Oct-Nov 2010
  • Participated in Hospital Visiting course as a Chaplaincy volunteer, Edgehill Theological College, Autumn 2010
  • Participated in Art and Conflict training – Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed, Autumn 2009 - Spring 2010
  • Participated in Global Educator OCN training with members of minority ethnic communities and Global Education centre, Spring 2009
  • Migration training – S. Belfast Roundtable & Belfast City Council Good Relations Sept 2008
  • Dialogue for Peaceful Change –  facilitator training Oct 2007
  • Anti-racism training – Embrace April 2007
  • Community Development and Citizenship - Ulster People’s College, NOCN level 2, 2005
  • TIDES Training for Trainers (Advanced Group Work skills; Conflict Management;  Political History and Current Politics) – NOCN, level 3, 2004
  • Mediation training - Mediation Northern Ireland, 1998
  • Community Relations training - Future Ways Trust, 1997
  • Group Work skills - Youth Link Northern Ireland, 1996
  • Bishops Certificate Course, 1993-4


  • From April 2007, a freelance Community Relations (CR) consultant & facilitator, mediator and writer; Professional Associate, Curriculum Council (CCEA); Associate of Community Relations in Schools (CRIS); Associate of TIDES Training; Member and Facilitator with Healing Through Remembering (HTR) project); Corrymeela facilitator; Writer for All Ireland Churches Consultative Meeting on Racism (AICCMR); Global Dimension in Schools (GDISNI) Global Education Centre, Belfast; CCEA; N.I. Council for Integrated Education (NICIE);  Community Relations In Schools (CRIS); DMU (St Mary’s & Stranmillis University Colleges) CREDIT and Embrace NI amongst others.
  • Project Co-ordinator SEED (Sustained Education Encouraging Diversity) Project, Irish School of Ecumenics (Trinity College Dublin) 2000-2007
  • Teacher at OakwoodSchool and Assessment – Sensory education and storytelling throughout the school 1999-2000
  • Schools Worker, Corrymeela Community 1996 – 1999
  • Teacher, Special Programmes Department,  FlemingFultonSchool with two terms out as an RE field officer BELB, 1984-1995
  • Teacher, Laurelhill High School, 1977-1978
  • Teacher, Girls Model School Belfast, 1976-1977    


  • Training teachers and youth leaders; clergy and lay leaders in CR - Sectarianism; Racism; Disability Awareness; Loss; Diversity and inclusion; Dealing with the past, Personal Development and Mutual Understanding (PDMU).
  • Facilitating groups in CR and good relations with their leaders
  • Writing and illustrating resources for CR
  • Developing experiential and creative approaches to conflict management and transformation 
  • Delivering workshops on the use of puppets in education, counselling and good relations


  • Resources for Global Dimension in Schools key stage 3 and Thematic Units delivering some of the objectives from the RE core syllabus, key stages 1 and 2 - St Patrick; Faith and Light; Food For Thought (Belfast: CCEA), 2010
  • Resources for Global Dimension in Schools key stage 2 and Thematic Units delivering some of the objectives from the RE core syllabus, key stages 1 and 2 - S.O.S (Self Others and Stuff)(Trocaire), 2015
  • Living Learning TogetherBelfast: CCEA (writing some of the learning activities and providing illustrations for some of the units) 2008-2009.
  • Who We Are – Dealing With Difference - a resource for teachers, leaders and children 9-14 (Belfast:  Irish School of Ecumenics), 2003
  • Moving Beyond Sectarianism:  A Resource for Young Adults, Youth and School 14-18, (Belfast: Irish School of Ecumenics), 2001.
  • Jointly with N Richardson (illustrations), The Pilgrim The Island And The Dove – A Story of Saint Columba (Belfast: Corrymeela Press), 1996.
  • No Strings:  Puppets in Development Education, (London: Christian      Aid), 1985.
  • Puppets, (Belfast: Corrymeela Press), 1983.


  • ‘Hand in Glove,’ Different Tracks: Experiential Learning.  A Practical Resource Guide for Community      Relations Work, C Craig, M. Bartle, J. Robinson, J. McEwan, R. Craig and Y. Naylor (Belfast: Corrymeela Press), 2001, 66-108.