Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Tim's Bio and Profile - His Life's Work

About Tim:

Tim Field graduated from Staffordshire University in 1975 with a First Class Honours degree in computing science, after which he spent nearly twenty years at the forefront of computing in programming and systems support and development. His technical expertise was complemented by a commitment to user support and customer service, and he specialised in designing and delivering training programmes for users with little or no knowledge of computing. He became a regular speaker at user group conferences around the world, including UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Australia and USA.

Drawing on the experience of being bullied out of his job as a Customer Services Manager in 1994, he founded the UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line (first featured in the Independent on Sunday, 28/1/96) and web site Bully OnLine which have logged over 10,000 cases similar to his own (click here for latest Advice Line statistics). Book sales (11,000+) and web site visits account for thousands more cases.

First Class Honours Degree in Computing Science, North Staffordshire Polytechnic (now Staffordshire University), 1975
Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration, Mellen University, 1999, awarded "for making a contribution to society".
Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration, Southampton Institute (now Southampton Solent University) and conferred by Nottingham Trent University, 2000, awarded for "...considerable effort on initiatives to stamp out bullying in schools, further and higher education and the workplace".

Training and other activities:
Tim Field undertakes the following activities:
Under Success Unlimited
writing and publishing books on bullying and related topics
supplying his books Bully in sight, Bullycide: death at playtime and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to mail order customers, libraries and bookshops worldwide
non-executive director of HR & Diversity Management Ltd
Under The Field Foundation
webmaster of Bully OnLine, the world's leading Internet resource on bullying
moderating his Internet forum Bullyonline
speaking at meetings, conferences etc
providing information and giving interviews for radio, TV and print media, and putting journalists and researchers in touch with targets of bullying
publishing a free monthly enewsletter Bullying Times on bullying and related issues
patron of Birmingham-based Midlands anti-bullying support group DAWN
contributing to the understanding of school bullying, family bullying, psychiatric injury and Complex PTSD

Police Staff College, BramshillSussex PoliceBerkshire Fire and Rescue ServiceThe Post OfficeNational Audit OfficeMinistry of Defence (MoD)NIFAST Liberty Risk Services, Consultants and Trainers in Health & Safety, Dublin, IrelandBTDavid S Smith (Packaging)Oxfordshire County Council Education DepartmentEversheds solicitors, BirminghamCloisters, LondonCamden UnisonDumfries and Galloway UnisonFSSF (Financial Services Staff Federation)IUHS (Independent Union of Halifax Staff)NatWest Staff AssociationNASUWTHM Land RegistryCoventry UniversityUniversity of Central England, BirminghamQueen's University, BelfastAdlerian SocietyOxfamThe Biochemical SocietyCity of Wakefield Metropolitan District CouncilCounselling in Companies (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)DTISurrey County CouncilOxford UniversityTower Hamlets CollegeCentral London Occupational Health Nurses Group (CLOHNG)Brunel UniversitySurrey Fire BrigadeCamden Education AuthorityBBCPrison ServiceKing's College LondonWalbrook Housing AssociationOxford Employment Rights (OER)CIPD CumbriaBarnet Voluntary Service CouncilEnfield Voluntary ActionAUT Nottingham UniversityPfizer AdamsBristol Law SocietyUniversity of WolverhamptonBullyproof Ltd, DublinBullying at work - a faith perspective, Southwark Cathedral, organised by the South London Industrial Mission (SLIM)Care FirstPlayworks, NottinghamAmicus AEEUNUJ, ManchesterThurrock and Basildon College, BasildonBasildon Hospital District Mental Health Unit, BasildonBuckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Trust, AylesburyStress Management Master Class, RugbyOutlook South West, Saltash, CornwallASLEFHalton Primary Care Trust
...and others

Conferences and speaking engagements:
Tim Field speaks at many conferences, seminars and workshops including
Unions '95 Government for the future: trade union views, Congress House, London November 1995Industrial Society conference Bullying: unacceptable behaviour in the workplace, London, September 1995IBC Conference Strategies for avoiding bullying at work litigation, London, March 1997British Association of Social Workers Conference (BASW), Oxford, May 1997National Harassment Network Annual Conference, University of Central Lancashire, June 1997Bullying at Work conference, Staffordshire University, June 1997Office for Public Management training day Bully in the workplace, July 1997IPD Central Area Network Equality Works Conference Managing Diversity, Milton Keynes, September 1997International Harassment Network Conference Bullies in Uniform, Birmingham, October 1997IPD Conference Beating the Bullies, Dublin, January 1998Kingston Racial Equality Council, February 1998MSF conference Bullying at work: time to say stop, Belfast, February 1998International Harassment Network conference Bullying in further and higher education, Oxford, March 1998UK National Work-Stress Network Conference, Birmingham, March 1998Committee 'C' Welfare Officers Conference, Cheltenham, April 1998Social Sciences Research Group (SSRG) Conference Change in social and health care: researching it; managing it, and surviving it, UMIST, April 1998International Harassment Network Annual Conference, Oxford, May 1998Institute of Welfare Officers (IWO) Conference Emotional Abuse, Poole, May 1998IBC Conference Strategies for avoiding bullying at work litigation, London, May 1998MSF conference Bullying at work: time to say stop, Dublin, May 1998Freedom to Care meeting, London, June 1998MSF Bradford AGM, January 1999Guest lecture, Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), Section of Occupational Medicine, January 1999Conference, Tough Going: constructive approaches to bullying, harassment, and conflict in the workplace, joint organisers Conflict Management Plus and The Industrial Society, London, February 1999Dealing with Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Women's Society - Yorkshire, March 1999Dignity and Fairness at Work - The Key to Quality Employment, 21st annual national conference of the Institute of Welfare Officers (IWO), 22-23 April 1999Dealing with Workplace Harassment and Bullying, International Harassment Network Annual Conference, Preston, England, 12-13 May 1999Those who can, do. Those who can't, bully. First public seminar, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 25 September 1999IPD meeting at Boehringer Ingelheim, Bracknell, Autumn 1999I don't wanna fight, Health & Safety in the NHS Conference, Birmingham, 9 November 1999Workplace bullying: a threat to a secure base, International Attachment Network Saturday Workshop, London, 20 November 1999IPD meeting, Sussex, Autumn 1999Reliance Security Services Ltd seminars throughout 1999 and 2000IBC Conference Stress and bullying in the workplace: limiting your liability and counting the cost of stress, bullying and harassment claims, London, May 2000Crisis at work Conference, Leeds, May 2000Prison Officers' Association 61st Annual Conference, Portsmouth, May 2000Business Learning Conference Centre (BLCC) Conference Dignity at Work, Dunfermline, October 2000Textile Services Association annual conference, Cardiff, November 2000Northern Ireland Civil Servants conference on bullying and harassment, March 2001Institute of Management branch meeting, Maidenhead, May 2001Pavilion conference, Making Sense of Bullying at Work, December 2001SOS Stress or Success, an NHS Plus one-day conference looking at the contributory factors and ways of tackling stress, April 2002Queensland Association of State School Principals (QASSP) conference in Emerald, Queensland, Australia, August 2002Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) Bullying at work seminar, Belfast, October 2002Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Employment Seminar Preventative Medicine, March 2003CPNA annual conference, Bournemouth, April 2003Basingstoke CIPD, April 2003OXBOW support group, Oxford, April 2003Meeting hosted by Davinder Sandhu at GLA City Hall, April 2003Meeting of PsyPhaa, Douai Abbey, Reading, England, May 2003Bullying in the Workplace: Making Inroads, DAWN First Annual Lecture , Birmingham, May 2003I Power I anti-bullying conference, London, May 2003Bicester Business Breakfast Club, August 2003The Clare Group transgender support and social group meeting, Hove, East Sussex, September 2003Oxon HR Breakfast Club, December 2003The Inaugural UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders, Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London, April 2004Institute of Business Ethics, London, June 2004National Association of Theatre Nurses (NATN) annual conference, Harrogate, October 2004
Public seminars
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, September 1999Emerald and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 30 August-2 September 2002Oxford, June 2003Leeds, September 2003
Engagements planned in 2005/2006
Tim Field is focusing his energies on writing and publishing his next book on serial bullies and psychopaths.

Radio, TV, media:
Media interviews include:
BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Oxford (regularly), Liberty, BBC Southern Counties Radio, BBC Three Counties. BBC Radio Solent, BBC Radio Humberside, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Kent, BBC Radio Northants, BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio GMR, BBC Radio Norfolk, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC London Live, BBC World Service, Talk Radio, LBC, Heart 106.2 FM, Fox FM, Fusion FM, Wave FM, LM FM, Reading 107 FM, Passion 107.9, RTE (Dublin), Highland Radio (County Donegal), ABC Radio (Sydney), 702 (Johannesburg)TV: BBC, ITV (Granada, Yorkshire, Carlton, Meridian, Central), Channel 5, Sky News, Sky TV Global Village, European Business News (EBN), World TelevisionNewspapers: Tim has contributed to articles in most broadsheets and tabloids, and the Times Educational Supplement (TES)Magazines: Tim has contributed to articles in Newsweek (14 August 2000), Prima, Woman's Realm, Woman's Own, My Weekly, Family Circle, Zest, 19, XL, Eva, Bella, TES, and othersProfessional magazines and journals: SHRM's HR News (June 1999)
Radio programmes include:
After hours (BBC Radio 5 Live, three times)The Magazine, BBC Radio 5 LiveThe Gerry Ryan Show (RTE, Republic of Ireland)The Rafe Mair Show (CKNW 980AM, Vancouver, BC, Canada)Workplace Violence Today with Barry Nixon (KFNX-AM1100, Phoenix, Arizona)You and Yours, BBC Radio 4Outlook, BBC World ServiceLife Matters, ABC Radio National, Australia, July 2004Background Briefing: Psychos in Suits, ABC Radio National, Australia, July 2004...and others
Television programmes include:
Southern Eye, BBC TV South, February 1995Dear Nick, Meridian, March 1996Lifeline, Central Television, May 1996Kilroy, BBC1, November 1996Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman, BBC 2, December 1996This Morning, Granada, January, Meridian, May 1997Jobfinder, Yorkshire Television, 1997Espresso, Channel 5, October 1997Scottish Women, Scottish Television, April 1998GMTV, Granada, 5 October 1998Channel 5 News, January 1999BBC1's Heart of the Matter with Joan Bakewell, February 1999Channel 5's Open House with Gloria Hunniford, August 1999Central Television Bullying Week 5-12 September 1999Simply Money with Angela Rippon on Sky Digital, 14 February 2000Carlton Television's Late Night Live with Andrew Neil and Nicky Campbell, 26 June 2000Jobfinder, Central Television, October 2000Jobline with Rosie Laydon, TV Jobshop on Sky digital 662, November 2001City Survival Guide, Carlton TelevisionRichard and Judy, Cactus Television for Channel 4, April 2002Consultant to Monstrous Bosses ... and how to be one, BBC1, September 2002Granada's Tonight with Trevor McDonald, November 2002Newsnight with Richard Watson, BBC 2, November 2003Britain's Secret Shame, BBC1, April 2004

Articles, etc.
Tim Field has written articles on bullying for:

Nursing Standard Perspectives, 23 July 1997Tolley's Health and Safety at Work, November/December 1997Welfare World, four-part series, issues 3-6, 1997-8Dance UK, June 1999Sydney's Child, June 1999Gifted, magazine of the New South Wales Association for Gifted & Talented Children Inc, January 2000Accounting & Business, Winter 2001/2Staffroom Bullying, The TES, June 2002Bullying in the education system, The TES, March 2005
Published letters:
People Management, 10 January 2002, Don’t ignore serial bulliesBMJ (British Medical Journal), 12 December 2001, Bullying in medicineBMJ (British Medical Journal), 28 April 2002, Workplace bullying in junior doctors: questionnaire survey
Tim Field wrote Bully in sight: how to predict, resist, challenge and combat workplace bullying, then typeset and published it himself under the imprint Success Unlimited in December 1996. Bully in sight has sold over 11,000 copies in over 30 countries. He handles all marketing and distribution himself with approximately half going to bookshops and wholesalers, and the remainder through direct mail or at conferences and training seminars. In January 1998 Tim typeset and published David Kinchin's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: the invisible injury; and published revised editions in September 2001 and October 2004. In January 2001 Tim published a co-authored book (with international journalist Neil Marr) Bullycide: death at playtime, an exposé of child suicide caused by bullying.

The future:
Tim Field plans further books on bullying. A film script is also in planning.

Testimonials and feedback about Bully OnLine and Tim Field's book Bully in sight.
Tim Field DBA (Hon) BSc (Hons)November 2005

(This profile taken in it's entirety from:

(Tim's Bullying experiences can also be found on the site.)


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