I qualified from Newcastle University in 2002, then completed Post-registration House Officer posts at James Cook University Hospital. I then worked in various posts in the South Durham and Teesside Senior House Office psychiatry rotation, passing MRCPsych in 2006.
I have worked in various child and adolescent psychiatry posts since 2006. Most of my experience has been in the inpatient unit, although I have also worked in community posts both in CNTW and TEWV.
I have been on the specialist register for child and adolescent psychiatry since February 2014, following a successful CESR application.
I have an interest in law, and have completed postgraduate study at Northumbria University – LLM Mental Health Law (2010) and Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Law (2015).
I started as Consultant Psychiatrist in the South of Tyne EDICT team in July 2020.
I am the SAS Tutor for CNTW.