Bachelor in French and European Studies with honors, University Sussex, Brighton, England, 1979. Master of Arts in West European Politics, University Essex, Colchester, England, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford Brooks University, England, 1999.
Senior lecturer French South Bank Polytechnic, London, 1984—1987. Senior lecturer, reader, professor French studies Oxford Brookes University, since 1987.
Children: Emily Florence, Fergus Laurence.