I trained in Paediatrics in Dublin before switching to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Newcastle upon Tyne.
I have worked with a wide range of children and adolescents with mental health problems, in the community and as in-patients and developed a special interest in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This led to a clinic for adults with the condition.
I have been a court expert witness for criminal and family cases, a Trustee of child charities, and am involved in a number of research projects in Newcastle University. I am currently Lead Consultant for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Northumberland and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Newcastle University.