It has come to my attention that an individual has been posting abusive and unpleasant comments under a name that is very similar to mine. Comments have been posted on individuals’ social media accounts and blogs, which I can only assume is an effort to bring my professional name into disrepute. I am treating this as an attempt at identity theft and am monitoring the situation closely. If you have received any such communication, please be assured that this does not originate from me. This type of behaviour is totally unacceptable and I do not condone it under any circumstance. If you are in doubt as to the legitimacy of any correspondence using my name, or similar name, I would be grateful if you would contact me. This way, I can assess the extent of the problem and prevent any unnecessary concern. Thank you.