I graduated from Queens’ College, Cambridge in 1993 and from Edinburgh Medical School in 1996. I undertook general medical training at St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds, followed by specialist rheumatology training in Yorkshire. 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. I am currently joint Training Programme Director for Rheumatology in Yorkshire, overseeing the training of junior doctors within the specialty. I also maintain an active involvement in research and am Principal Investigator for a number of studies.