From 1971 to 1975 he studied computing science in Stafford at the North Staffordshire Polytechnic, now Staffordshire University, and was awarded a First Class Honours degree. He then worked in the computer industry for nineteen years until he had to stop due to the effects of experiencing severe workplace bullying.
In 1996 he founded the UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line and the Success Unlimited website. He wrote and self-published a book "Bully In Sight" based on his own experiences, and impressions of calls to the advice line in 1996. First published with the long title "Bully In Sight - How to predict, resist, challenge and combat workplace bullying" the first ten chapters of the book seek to define bullying and bullies. the second part offers suggestions on how to challenge and combat workplace bullying.
As a result of the expense and effort of defending himself against a libel action, in early 2004 he closed down the National Workplace Bullying Advice Line and Bullying Times.
In July 1978 he married Susan Mitchener, who he had met as a fellow-student at N. Staffs. Polytechnic. They had two children.
In 2010, the Tim Field Foundation with an associated website was set up to further Tim Field's cause against bullying.
Publications by Tim Field
- Bully In Sight - book by Tim Field
- Bullycide, Death at Playtime - book by Neil Marr and Tim Field