Pete spent 30 years as an Environmental Health Practitioner working in Local Government and with the Health Protection Agency before taking early retirement in 2013. Alongside his career in Public Health, Pete has worked in sports media since 1989 providing coverage of events for independent radio and the BBC as well as working with Arsenal FC, Watford FC and the London 2012 Olympic News Service.
Following his early retirement he spent three years working as a private consultant providing social media coverage and news copy for an Environmental Consultancy while obtaining a Diploma in Environmental Strategy from the Open University.
He joined the Alzheimer's Society in 2016 managing six weekly activity groups for people living with Dementia in the community. As he admits it was a job that changed his life. When his contract came to an end he decided to combine his love of radio and his growing interest in dementia by starting The ‘D’ Word. Now broadcast on UK Health Radio with a monthly global audience of 1.3 million listeners The ‘D’ Word, which is the UK’s only weekly internet radio show with dementia as its focus has featured guests from all over the world and recently reached the landmark of 150 episodes.
Having a keen interest in music from purchasing his first Beatles single at the age of five Pete has also established TDWRadio an internet reminiscence radio channel that was nominated for an Alzheimer's Society Dementia Hero Award in 2021.
He is passionate about improving the lives of people living with dementia and their carers and was appointed chairman of the charity Carers Stepping Out in 2019.
He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife Gill and cockapoo dog Benny In his spare time he is a keen footballer follower, loves listening to his extensive collection of music from various eras and taking country walks with Benny.
Contact Pete at: email@example.com
Listen To The ‘D’ Word at: https://www.ukhealthradio.com/blog/program/the-d-word/
Listen to TDWRadio Reminiscence Radio at: https://www.mixcloud.com/tdwradio/
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