I qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2001 and trained at Oxford and Leeds.
I am a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist based at St George’s Park, Northumberland for community clinical work and the Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle for research work. I work into the Central and South Northumberland Older People’s Community Mental Health Team and am Lead Psychiatrist for the Central and South Northumberland Memory Service.
I am the local Clinical Research Network Dementia Research Lead and a member of several research groups, e.g. the North East/ North Cumbria DeNDRoN Speciality Group. My main research interest is dementia treatment. I am Principal Investigator for several NHS dementia research studies, facilitating patient and carer involvement in research.
I am involved in NTW Trust service leadership and support NTW Trust teaching and training with regular educational and teaching roles. I am a Higher Trainee and Foundation Doctor Trainer.