My work is introduced in the first few posts and various pages of this website.
As for myself, my name is Jonathan Oates, a writer, researcher, and teacher, in my mid-forties, currently based in Bath, South West England, in the UK.
I was born in Guildford, and raised where Surrey meets West Sussex, attending Church of England primary and middle schools, and then a state comprehensive and sixth form college, before reading Economics & Politics at the University of Bath in the mid 1990s.
My professional life has included episodes in IT services, new media and advertising, market research, and higher education – in recent years at the University of Bath as a (Part Time) Teaching Fellow. I also co-directed the experiments of Forum Bath and Democratic Accountability Bath, after returning to university to study International Public Policy Analysis in 2011/12. My experience in writing, public speaking, and media production is described in separate pages.
I am, for the moment, a member of the Green Party of England & Wales, University and College Union, the Post Keynesian Economics Society, the Association of Heterodox Economics and the World Economics Association.
A copy of my CV is available on request.