I started life wanting to be a Blue Peter presenter or a Special Ed teacher and have yet to achieve either of those ambitions. After numerous summer jobs as a chambermaid, an ice cream seller at a model village, a bakery assistant and a packer at a potpourri factory I decided to head to university, where I began a love affair with research. I spent a number of years studying, lecturing and working in research utilisation, before establishing myself as a freelance knowledge transfer consultant in Feb 2013. I love people, people watching, travel and good food and am a social media addict. I dislike rudeness and inauthenticity.