Having spent 10 years in the Ambulance service as a Paramedic and Education Manager, Tracey became an educational specialist for Medical, Fire and Police agencies across Europe and the rest of the world. She has spoken at numerous international conferences about study and education, teaching a variety of technical course
She is a post-graduate of education, research and psychotherapy with a deep understanding of the learning and studying process. She has also won the Falck research award and Dr Jeff Clawson Leadership award.
Born in Glasgow, Tom joined the army as a boy soldier, aged 15. He subsequently saw service in Germany, Cyprus (UN), Singapore, Malaya and Borneo, where he saw active service in the Royal Corps of Transport (Air Dispatch). He served 27 years with the Avon and Somerset Constabulary, serving in many training and operational roles. He headed the force’s interview technique team.
Tom has had a number of articles published. most notably in the Daily Telegraph and an exclusive in the Daily Mail. He is the author of the Special Constables’ Manual and heads Checkmate Publishing. Since retiring from the lecturing circuit where Tom pioneered and taught the Checkmate Crammer courses for many years, he now writes and publishes the best-selling Barrons’ “Made Simple!” series of Part 1 crammer books as well as narrating the Checkmate audio crammer course CD.