I’m also Visiting Lecturer in Intercultural Communication at the University of Westminster. I’ve worked for the ODA (Overseas Development Administration) in West Africa, for International House in Algeria and Paris, and for the BBC World Service in London, where I was Editor of BBC English by Radio and Television. I’ve trained in 61 countries so far.
The most interesting project I’ve worked on is the European Intercultural Workplace EU Leonardo project, where I acted as part of the University of Westminster team. This project examined the issues faced by migrant workers integrating in host companies in ten European countries and six core industries. You can read about it at www.eiworkplace.net.
I’m also acting as consultant on the ‘INTERACT’ project, exploring the needs for cross-cultural training for European managers.
My key interests are in international management training and in learning about world cultures. I am the co-author of Cultural Awareness (OUP) and of ‘The World’s Business Cultures and How to Unlock Them’ (Thorogood 2007). You can find more information here: www.worldbusinesscultures.com. I’ve also written monographs on France, Germany and Spain.
Spare time? What spare time? I’m lucky I’ve got a fantastic job I’m really passionate about. But I do like watching movies – a carry-over from my BBC days, especially, looking out for cultural insights they contain.
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