Acknowledgements

No career journey is undertaken alone. I sincerely thank all my personal and professional friends who have supported my journey over more than 40 years.

Special thanks to Xing Lee for thoughtfully supporting me through the formatting and editing process.

Living through a post-depression and war generation when young people left school early to work and help the family, my mother and father recognised the value of education and actively supported each one of their nine children to pursue every educational opportunity. For this I will be forever grateful.

This book was begun at a personally difficult time. I thank Michèle for her affirming and steadfast presence, encouraging me each day to keep going, knowing that applying myself to this work was also serving a deeply therapeutic purpose. I dedicate this book to her.