Allan-Stuart J. McLeod, BSc (Hons)
Allan McLeod was born in June 1988 and lives in Teesside, in the UK. He is an honours graduate of the Open University, England and he has also studied at the University of Worcester and Inverness College of the University of the Highlands and Islands. He has higher educational qualifications in Natural & Health Sciences as well as Managing Care and Infection Prevention and Control. He has completed short courses in Chemistry, Physics, Creative Writing, Understanding Mathematics for Health, law and Crime Scene & Forensic Investigation.
Allan McLeod has worked in the NHS and in multiple voluntary positions and healthcare roles. Towards the end of his degree he wrote a short research essay on anti-social behaviour and hate crimes against disabled people, focusing primarily on people with learning and mental health disabilities, and a report on the NDM-1 enzymes effect on antibiotic resistance in public health & infectious disease.
Allan is currently an author in the fields of social sciences and fiction having 3 titles in-print and several more in progress or in the planning stage.
Allan’s interests are socializing, writing and personal fitness, including running and cycling.
Charity and Voluntary Work;
Allan has been involved in a significant amount of healthcare voluntary work for both St John Ambulance and North East Ambulance Service.
As Well as the volunteer work Allan has undertaken for St John Ambulance and North East Ambulance Service he was also the charity coordinator on his colleges’ students union during 2006. He organized several charity events within the college to raise money for local good causes and was even sponsored to have his legs waxed for a local children’s hospice. In 2005 he ran the Great Caledonian Run to raise money for his St John Ambulance Division.
Allan has various hands on care qualifications including first aid, protection of vulnerable adults, child protection, radio communications, and leadership training, including an extensive CPD portfolio from the National Health Service.
Allan now writes in the fields of social sciences and fiction Allan has also been employed in learning disability day & residential care and as a casualty simulator for St John Ambulance.
Allan McLeod has been involved in social and political activism in the North East of England, most notably in Teesside; protesting racism & fascism from the far-right and the Tory government’s austerity programme and cuts to public services.