I qualified from Westminster Hospital Medical School, London, in 1984, and undertook further training in general (internal) medicine and gastroenterology at various London hospitals. This included three years of research leading to the postgraduate award of MD (Doctorate in Medicine). Following further clinical training in Leeds, including an attachment to the Liver Transplant Unit, I was appointed to Harrogate in 1996.
I have held local (Clinical Director) and national (regional BMA representative) managerial posts, and am currently Lead for Harrogate District Hospital’s Endoscopy Unit. I am also a Care Quality Commission inspector. I continue to be involved in research, contributing to several UK multicentre trials, and am part of an international group which has published guidelines for management of Barrett’s oesophagus. I am the local Lead for undergraduate education, and am an examiner for finals and the postgraduate MRCP diploma.
I am married with three children, and enjoy a range of sports including cycling, sailing and racquet ball.