Born and educated in Douglas a long time ago! BA Hons. degree in History from London University, trained as a secondary school teacher, and worked in England and on the Isle of Man before taking very early retirement to raise four children, the eldest of which has Down’s Syndrome.

Has been involved in many Island charities over the years, most concerning Learning Disability.

A founder member of Down’s Syndrome IOM and the Manx Gateway Drama Group. A Director of Project 21 since its formation, and Chairman of the fund-raising Committee.