Born in Mombasa, Kenya in 1960 a third generation Kenyan Goan, Clifford Pereira came to Britain in 1971.
He was educated in Bexleyheath and worked in geophysics in Britain, Saudi Arabia and Oman (1980-1986). Cliff left the Oil industry to complete a BA(Hon), majoring in Geography with Asian Studies at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland in 1989. After university he worked in the Travel industry based in London. Since 2000 Cliff has worked on several history projects for the National Maritime Museum (2002-2004 & 2009), Bexley Local Studies (2004-2005) and most recently as Guest Curator and consultant on a number of projects for the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). He has been a consultant to the Bexley Heritage Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, the Mayor’s Commission on African and Asian Heritage, Royal Dockyard Chatham and to the UNESCO Slave Route project.