To summarise work-wise, I'm always on the lookout for something new:
On being made redundant in 2007, after 28 years at the University of
Nottingham, I decided to go it alone, with a mixture of consultancy, private
science tutition and, in the absence of anything else, lorry driving. The lorry
driving may seem a bit strange compared with the rest of my (largely office or
academic) working life, but I
had briefly been an agency van driver in the 1970s - so it seemed a logical
'fall back' step at which I could always earn a few bob! Accordingly I have
'Dr Pig's Trucking Blog'
and have started a new website to attend to road 'issues' at
Social networking seems to be
these days for job-seekers and so I am currently upgrading my work pages to
include public profiles on
well as information on
'My East Midland Jobs'
. So if you are interested enough to know more about me, please look
Additionally, back in 2003 I founded the
Waterways Science Group
to tie in my long-standing interest in navigable waterways with some new
research work and some consultancy. This hasn't taken off as I had hoped but I
am gradually expanding the website nevertheless.
Finally, I have also tried to make some use of my barely touched teaching
certificate by doing some private tutoring. To book
me for private tuition in physics, or general science, please visit
Also, in my private life, I seem to be quite successful in teaching ritual
dance! This included a 'film/tv' opportunity to demonstrate/act
a part as an 'extra' with a high profile American actress in the Sky Atlantic
'Hit & Miss'