An academic; in recent years my field has been Research Methods and Critical Thinking;Scientific Method; Interactive Learning and Communication Skills.Prior to that I held an associate lectureship in computer law and a full lectureship in computing.I am very interested in music and the arts generally. I was passionate about chess until my 18th birthday when I gave it up.Have since returned! Apart from chess my interests are very varied: for many years I have been a prolific unpublished songwriter.