I qualified from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand in 1987, and emigrated to the UK in 1989.
I subsequently trained as a urologist, and was appointed as a consultant at Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride, in 2000. In 2005, I moved to Fife, and am now based at Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline, although I also work in the NHS hospitals in Kirkcaldy and St Andrews.
Education and training interests
I have had a particular interest in medical education and training, and during my time at Hairmyres Hospital was Associate Director of Medical Education. Currently I am an examiner and question writer for both the MRCS and FRCS(Urol) examinations
Medical journalism and editing
I have extensive experience as an editor, and have worked for a variety of medical publications in the past 12 years.
Currently I am deputy editor of Surgeons News, editor of SN Global, and a member of the web editor team for the BJU International.
Other professional activities
I take an active part in the activities of the Royal Society of Medicine, and am currently a council member for the RSM Section of Urology.