Gary Rees is MBA Director and Principal Lecturer in HRM/OB at Portsmouth University. Previous to this, Gary successfully managed the suite of post graduate HR Programmes for a decade at Portsmouth Business School, taking the programmes through various internal and external (Professional Body) validation events. He has edited books and written chapters in best sellers such as Organisational Behaviour (Wiley) and Leading Managing and Developing People (CIPD). Gary has also published in several academic and practitioner journals in the area of burnout and engagement and has presented his research at International Conferences in Australia, Spain, the UAE, the USA and the Cayman Islands. Gary has held a range of External Examiner appointments across both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in the UK and Europe. Gary is an examiner for the CIPD Organizational Design and Development module and holds Chartered Fellowship of the CIPD and membership of the British Psychological Society, including the Occupational Psychology Division.
PATRICIA ST. JOHN(1919-1993) was a nurse, missionary and author. She earned a nursing degree at St. Thomas' Hospital in London in 1946. In the early 1950's she moved to Tangier, Morocco where she served as a missionary nurse for 27 years. Throughout her life, she travelled extensively in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, as the settings of her novels reflect. In 1977, she returned to England, where she cared for elderly relatives and ministered from her home to youths, single parents, and the elderly. Patricia authored numerous books, includingTreasures of the Snow, The Tanglewoods' Secret, The Secret at Pheasant Cottage, andStar of Light.