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Tim Field
Writer - Publisher - Speaker
Biography and Profile

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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.

Qualifications

Training and other activities

Tim Field undertakes the following activities:

   Under Success Unlimited

   Under The Field Foundation

Clients

Police Staff College, Bramshill
Sussex Police
Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
The Post Office
National Audit Office
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
NIFAST Liberty Risk Services, Consultants and Trainers in Health & Safety, Dublin, Ireland
BT
David S Smith (Packaging)
Oxfordshire County Council Education Department
Eversheds solicitors, Birmingham
Cloisters, London
Camden Unison
Dumfries and Galloway Unison
FSSF (Financial Services Staff Federation)
IUHS (Independent Union of Halifax Staff)
NatWest Staff Association
NASUWT
HM Land Registry
Coventry University
University of Central England, Birmingham
Queen's University, Belfast
Adlerian Society
Oxfam
The Biochemical Society
City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
Counselling in Companies (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
DTI
Surrey County Council
Oxford University
Tower Hamlets College
Central London Occupational Health Nurses Group (CLOHNG)
Brunel University
Surrey Fire Brigade
Camden Education Authority
BBC
Prison Service
King's College London
Walbrook Housing Association
Oxford Employment Rights (OER)
CIPD Cumbria
Barnet Voluntary Service Council
Enfield Voluntary Action
AUT Nottingham University
Pfizer Adams
Bristol Law Society
University of Wolverhampton
Bullyproof Ltd, Dublin
Bullying at work - a faith perspective, Southwark Cathedral, organised by the South London Industrial Mission (SLIM)
Care First
Playworks, Nottingham
Amicus AEEU
NUJ, Manchester
Thurrock and Basildon College, Basildon
Basildon Hospital District Mental Health Unit, Basildon
Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Trust, Aylesbury
Stress Management Master Class, Rugby
Outlook South West, Saltash, Cornwall
ASLEF
Halton 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 1995
Industrial Society conference Bullying: unacceptable behaviour in the workplace, London, September 1995
IBC Conference Strategies for avoiding bullying at work litigation, London, March 1997
British Association of Social Workers Conference (BASW), Oxford, May 1997
National Harassment Network Annual Conference, University of Central Lancashire, June 1997
Bullying at Work conference, Staffordshire University, June 1997
Office for Public Management training day Bully in the workplace, July 1997
IPD Central Area Network Equality Works Conference Managing Diversity, Milton Keynes, September 1997
International Harassment Network Conference Bullies in Uniform, Birmingham, October 1997
IPD Conference Beating the Bullies, Dublin, January 1998
Kingston Racial Equality Council, February 1998
MSF conference Bullying at work: time to say stop, Belfast, February 1998
International Harassment Network conference Bullying in further and higher education, Oxford, March 1998
UK National Work-Stress Network Conference, Birmingham, March 1998
Committee 'C' Welfare Officers Conference, Cheltenham, April 1998
Social Sciences Research Group (SSRG) Conference Change in social and health care: researching it; managing it, and surviving it, UMIST, April 1998
International Harassment Network Annual Conference, Oxford, May 1998
Institute of Welfare Officers (IWO) Conference Emotional Abuse, Poole, May 1998
IBC Conference Strategies for avoiding bullying at work litigation, London, May 1998
MSF conference Bullying at work: time to say stop, Dublin, May 1998
Freedom to Care meeting, London, June 1998
MSF Bradford AGM, January 1999
Guest lecture, Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), Section of Occupational Medicine, January 1999
Conference, Tough Going: constructive approaches to bullying, harassment, and conflict in the workplace, joint organisers Conflict Management Plus and The Industrial Society, London, February 1999
Dealing with Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Women's Society - Yorkshire, March 1999
Dignity and Fairness at Work - The Key to Quality Employment, 21st annual national conference of the Institute of Welfare Officers (IWO), 22-23 April 1999
Dealing with Workplace Harassment and Bullying, International Harassment Network Annual Conference, Preston, England, 12-13 May 1999
Those who can, do. Those who can't, bully. First public seminar, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 25 September 1999
IPD meeting at Boehringer Ingelheim, Bracknell, Autumn 1999
I don't wanna fight, Health & Safety in the NHS Conference, Birmingham, 9 November 1999
Workplace bullying: a threat to a secure base, International Attachment Network Saturday Workshop, London, 20 November 1999
IPD meeting, Sussex, Autumn 1999
Reliance Security Services Ltd seminars throughout 1999 and 2000
IBC Conference Stress and bullying in the workplace: limiting your liability and counting the cost of stress, bullying and harassment claims, London, May 2000
Crisis at work Conference, Leeds, May 2000
Prison Officers' Association 61st Annual Conference, Portsmouth, May 2000
Business Learning Conference Centre (BLCC) Conference Dignity at Work, Dunfermline, October 2000
Textile Services Association annual conference, Cardiff, November 2000
Northern Ireland Civil Servants conference on bullying and harassment, March 2001
Institute of Management branch meeting, Maidenhead, May 2001
Pavilion conference, Making Sense of Bullying at Work, December 2001
SOS Stress or Success, an NHS Plus one-day conference looking at the contributory factors and ways of tackling stress, April 2002
Queensland Association of State School Principals (QASSP) conference in Emerald, Queensland, Australia, August 2002
Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) Bullying at work seminar, Belfast, October 2002
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Employment Seminar Preventative Medicine, March 2003
CPNA annual conference, Bournemouth, April 2003
Basingstoke CIPD, April 2003
OXBOW support group, Oxford, April 2003
Meeting hosted by Davinder Sandhu at GLA City Hall, April 2003
Meeting of PsyPhaa, Douai Abbey, Reading, England, May 2003
Bullying in the Workplace: Making Inroads, DAWN First Annual Lecture , Birmingham, May 2003
I Power I anti-bullying conference, London, May 2003
Bicester Business Breakfast Club, August 2003
The Clare Group transgender support and social group meeting, Hove, East Sussex, September 2003
Oxon HR Breakfast Club, December 2003
The Inaugural UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders, Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London, April 2004
Institute of Business Ethics, London, June 2004
National Association of Theatre Nurses (NATN) annual conference, Harrogate, October 2004

Public seminars

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, September 1999
Emerald and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 30 August-2 September 2002
Oxford, June 2003
Leeds, 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

Radio: 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 Television
Newspapers: 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 others
Professional 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 Live
The 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 4
Outlook, BBC World Service
Life Matters, ABC Radio National, Australia, July 2004
Background Briefing: Psychos in Suits, ABC Radio National, Australia, July 2004

...and others

Television programmes include

Southern Eye, BBC TV South, February 1995
Dear Nick, Meridian, March 1996
Lifeline, Central Television, May 1996
Kilroy, BBC1, November 1996
Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman, BBC 2, December 1996
This Morning, Granada, January 1997
cyber.cafe, Meridian, May 1997
Jobfinder, Yorkshire Television, 1997
Espresso, Channel 5, October 1997
Scottish Women, Scottish Television, April 1998
GMTV, Granada, 5 October 1998
Channel 5 News, January 1999
BBC1's Heart of the Matter with Joan Bakewell, February 1999
Channel 5's Open House with Gloria Hunniford, August 1999
Central Television Bullying Week 5-12 September 1999
Simply Money with Angela Rippon on Sky Digital, 14 February 2000
Carlton Television's Late Night Live with Andrew Neil and Nicky Campbell, 26 June 2000
Jobfinder, Central Television, October 2000
Jobline with Rosie Laydon, TV Jobshop on Sky digital 662, November 2001
City Survival Guide, Carlton Television
Richard and Judy, Cactus Television for Channel 4, April 2002
Consultant to Monstrous Bosses ... and how to be one, BBC1, September 2002
Granada's Tonight with Trevor McDonald, November 2002
Newsnight with Richard Watson, BBC 2, November 2003
Britain's Secret Shame, BBC1, April 2004

Articles etc

Tim Field has written articles on bullying for

Nursing Standard Perspectives, 23 July 1997
Tolley's Health and Safety at Work, November/December 1997
Welfare World, four-part series, issues 3-6, 1997-8
Dance UK, June 1999
Sydney's Child, June 1999
Gifted, magazine of the New South Wales Association for Gifted & Talented Children Inc, January 2000
Accounting & Business, Winter 2001/2
Staffroom Bullying, The TES, June 2002
Bullying in the education system, The TES, March 2005

Published letters

People Management, 10 January 2002, Donít ignore serial bullies
BMJ (British Medical Journal), 12 December 2001, Bullying in medicine
BMJ (British Medical Journal), 28 April 2002, Workplace bullying in junior doctors: questionnaire survey

Books

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 exposť of child suicide caused by bullying.

The future

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

Testimony

Testimonials and feedback about Bully OnLine and Tim Field's book Bully in sight.

Tim Field DBA (Hon) BSc (Hons)
November 2005


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How bullying causes stress, injury to health and PTSD
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