By way of “full disclosure” I should also say I pay for this site myself, but do not make any significant financial profit from it. So this site is a shop window for research I’m doing as well as related work. Any opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily representative of my employer.
Salary and Payments
My salary and all payments come from the University of Manchester, and I did some contract work for Elsevier, any other payments for contractual work have not exceeded £2000 per contract in any financial year.
The UN Millennium Project refers to the repeated commitment of the world’s governments to commit 0.7% of rich-countries‘ gross national product (GNP) to Official Development Assistance. Spurred by this target I give 3% of my Gross Salary to Charities specifically: League Against Cruel Sports, Oxfam, Greenpeace, Royal National Lifeboat Institute, Dr Hadwen Trust, Amnesty International, The Woodland Trust, Mind, The Stroke Association and Médecins Sans Frontières.
I’m a paid up member of the Labour Party, the Fabian Society, and the University and College Union, as well as being a signatory to the Euston Manefesto.
I’m pretty agnostic about religion and spirituality. I don’t really believe in it but I’m fine if others do, maybe because I’m prepared to admit I may be wrong, well not really, but let’s say I’d like to be wrong. I’m a vegetarian though!
I’m a member of the Y.H.A, the British Canoe Union, and Manchester Canoe Club, as well as the ACM.