Bachelor of Science in Sociology with honors, Birmingham Polytechnic, 1971.
Private practise, London, since 2000. Co-director Child Rights Education Professionals, Victoria, Canada, since 2005. Chair Family Rights Group, London, 1990—1996.
Associate fellow Innocenti Research Centre United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, Florence, Italy, 1997—1999, vice chair, London, since 2000, honorary fellow, since 2009. Director Children's Rights Alliance, London, 1992—2000. Board member Children's Discovery Centre, London, 1995—2004, Liberty, London, 1999—2001.
Associate International Institute Child Rights and Development, Victoria, since 2005. Board member Disability and Development Partners, London, since 2009.
Married Antony Herbert Cole, August 2, 2008. Children: Francine Alice Cole Lansdown, Georgia Florence Cole Lansdown.