My undergraduate training was at the University of Cambridge, followed by Oxford. Most of my postgraduate training was at the Hammersmith Hospital (Royal Postgraduate Medical School) where I did research as an MRC training fellow.
I provide a comprehensive clinical service in diabetes and endocrinology, including osteoporosis, but have particular expertise in insulin pump therapy and related technologies, having been an expert advisor to NICE. I am Endocrinology Lead for the regional Gender Identity Service based in Leeds. I have been a member of the NICE Type 1 Diabetes Guideline Development Group and was NHS Diabetes Lead Clinician for insulin pump therapy.
As a department we have an extensive portfolio of diabetes research, again with an emphasis on technologies. I chaired the Locality Prescribing Group for 15 years, was Clinical Director for Integrated Care for eight years from 2007, and have been Training Programme Director for both general (internal) medicine and diabetes and endocrinology for Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber (HEYH; previously Yorkshire and Humber Deanery). I am now Head of the HEYH Postgraduate School of Medicine.
I am a keen cricket fan, enthusiastic pianist and occasional marathon runner.