I qualified in medicine in 1995 from the University of Zimbabwe. I moved to the UK to complete my postgraduate medical training and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2002. I then focused on my interest in the critically ill patient and completed my postgraduate anaesthetic and intensive care training in the West Yorkshire Deanery, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2005.
I started as a substantive Consultant Anaesthetist at Harrogate District Hospital in June 2009. I am currently the Deputy Clinical Director of the Elective Care Directorate within the Trust. I undertake clinical sessions in both intensive care medicine as well as anaesthetics, anaesthetising for a wide range of surgical specialities. I am the Clinical Lead for Ophthalmic Anaesthesia. In addition, I maintain an interest in education, and act as an educational supervisor within the Trust. I also teach on a variety of local and national courses.
I am one of 18 health professionals in the UK to be selected in 2016 for the prestigious GenerationQ, a pioneering leadership programme from the independent health care charity the Health Foundation. The fellowship has a track record of developing leaders who understand how complex health systems work and who have the skills to transform health care quality and bring about sustainable, system-wide change. The GenerationQ programme develops Fellows to drive forward and influence improvements across health care services and organisations.
Outside work, when not spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, photography and gardening.