Tony founded the Otherworld North East Research Society in August 2003 and has attended and led every field investigation of the Society to date. His interest in ghosts derives from a general interest in the paranormal, and from a number of strange experiences in his life that seemingly link to ghostly activity. His goal in the Society is to find hard data associating paranormal phenomena with physical changes to the environment, as well as to explore the region's wonderful heritage. Tony's main role within the Investigation Team is to organise the event at hand, liase with venues, make sure the team is maintaining recording standards and to finally produce a report.
Tony published his first book in 2004, "Otherworld North East: Ghosts and Hauntings Explored" (produced by Tyne Bridge Publishing). In 2009, he published "Supernatural North East: Folklore, Myths, Legends and Ghosts" and in early 2010 "The Haunting of Newcastle Keep: Otherworld North East Research Society Investigation Series Volume I".