Graham spent twenty five years working in advertising in London and New York, intrigued by human motivations as diverse as consumer buying habits and office politics, observing every quality from selfless dedication to parsimonious avarice with all points between. He draws on these experiences in his writing.
When substituted out of the game in his early fifties he returned to academia, taking a doctorate in Visual Culture from The International Football Institute UCLan. He is now a visiting lecturer in both Graphic Communication and Advertising at several UK universities, and speaks on these subjects at international conferences.
Graham loves the honesty and agony of lower league football. He has no interest in the Premier League game, which is handy as he supports Wycombe Wanderers.