I graduated from Queens’ College, Cambridge in 1993, with a first in Medical Sciences, and then from Edinburgh Medical School in 1996 with honours. I trained in general medicine at St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds, followed by specialist rheumatology training within the Yorkshire training programme. I completed a PhD in 2008, supported by an Arthritis Research UK Fellowship, researching aspects of the immune system in rheumatoid arthritis.
I was appointed as a Consultant in Harrogate in 2010. In addition to working within the rheumatology team, I am the Lead Consultant for the Harrogate Musculoskeletal Service, and am an elected member of the British Society for Rheumatology’s Education and Training Committee.
Outside work, I enjoy supporting my children in their sporting and musical activities, and I play the violin in local chamber groups.