I undertook my undergraduate medical training at Newcastle University in 1994. Following a medical rotation, I commenced psychiatric training within the Northern Deanery. I gained my CCST in Old Age Psychiatry in 2003 and took up the Consultant Post in North Northumberland in December that year. I now work with the Alnwick Older Persons CMHT. I am also a Clinical Trustee for the North Northumberland Hospice.