I lectured at Bedford College, University of London 1967-78 and from lecturing was appointed as Survey Officer for the London Docklands History Survey in 1980, largely funded by the Greater London Council, and a publication resulted from this work.
I have been a member of Council of the Association for Industrial Archaeology since 1982 and have represented the Association on the Council for British Archaeology. I was on the CBA Executive Board 1984/5 and continue to represent industrial archaeology on the British Archaeological Awards Committee which inaugurated an industrial archaeology award, the Ironbridge Award, in 1988.
I have been a member of the General Purposes and Finance Committee of the Newcomen Society since 1981 and twice served as a member of Council of that society. I am an active committee member of the Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society and a member of the South East Region Industrial Archaeology Panel.
I have been a visiting lecturer in industrial archaeology at City University for the University of London extra-mural programme since 1982 and have contributed to a substantial programme of public lectures elsewhere.
I have published a considerable number of papers and articles and am a regular contributor to the established industrial archaeological periodicals.
I was author/editor of the Docklands History Survey (1984), Dockland (1986) and have contributed to other publications including conference transactions and I write regularly for I A News etc.
For some time I have been concerned with our relationship with mainland Europe and have been active in investigating European Union sources of financial support for industrial archaeology. I also have a particular interest in the industrial archaeology of the last hundred years.
And I’m not nearly as grumpy as I look in the photograph!