Philip's interest in reading began in Egypt in the early 1970s when as a British Council Officer he developed materials to support class readers. His British Council career also took him to Portugal, Greece and Poland. Returning to the UK at the start of the 1980s he became Principal of a large residential language school and teacher training college in the UK, leaving in the early 1990s to become a freelance trainer and materials writer.
Throughout his career he has written teaching materials including major primary, secondary and adult courses, as well as a number of highly-successful readers. He has run training courses and spoken at conferences in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. Philip is the series editor for Cambridge English Readers. He is also Reviews Editor of the English Language Teaching Journal.
Cambridge University Press publications Activate your English (with Barbara Sinclair) Don't Stop Now! (Cambridge English Readers) Double Cross (Cambridge English Readers) Help! (Cambridge English Readers) Why? (Cambridge English Readers)