A bit about me:

My name is Frances Culshaw.

At the age of 18, my ambition was to forge a career in psychopharmacology, and so I duly set out along that firmly laid and narrow path. I graduated from University of Wales, Cardiff in 1990, obtaining a B.Sc. (Hons) in Pharmacology, and then enrolled at Manchester University for a PhD in psychopharmacology to research movement disorders caused by neuroleptic drugs. But not far along the way, I stopped to sniff the air. Things didn’t smell right. It was the early 1990s, and this was my first whiff of the rot at the core of academia and the psycho-pharmaceutical industry.

Many years later, I discovered cartooning as a way to communicate the evils of Psychiatry Inc. through my alter ego, an anteater called Auntie Psychiatry. This proved to be a satisfying creative outlet. You can see my work at http://www.auntiepsychiatry.com

I bought the domain name “Pighooey” in 2014 with a view to learning how to make short animations about anything that caught my fancy, but never got around to doing that. When the Corona Show began to unfold, I dusted off the URL to present my sleuthing into the BBC Pandemic and the Haslemere “coincidence.”
“Pig-hoo-o-o-o-ey” is the title of a short-story by PG Wodehouse which provided inspiration for my introductory “ident”.

P.S. The bushpig’s name is Gregory.

I'm always happy to receive emails: gregory@pighooey.co.uk
I do not use social media.