Tony teaches on the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Services after a long career in Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. He has extensive experience of operational fire-fighting, rescue and community safety, working for many years in the inner-city fire-ground areas across Greater Manchester. He was also the Regional Secretary in the Fire Brigades Union and has extensive experience of political, organisational and human resource issues.
He has a BA (Hons) in Politics and Contemporary History and MA in Intelligence and International Relations, both undertaken part-time at Salford University. He is also a Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers. Before teaching at Bury College Tony was a Station Commander in the Fire Service Operational Assurance Team undertaking safety audits of major operational incidents, performance management and community safety. After taking a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) at University of Bolton, Tony has taught in Public Services at Bury College for the last five years.
Sociological Aspects of the Public Services in Contemporary Society and Organisations and Behaviour.
I have contributed to the journal Intelligence and National Security providing a book review on the intelligence war in Northern Ireland.