Obstetrics and gynaecology
- early pregnancy
- pregnancy loss
- diabetic pregnancy
- antenatal screening
I qualified from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1986. After doing Junior and Senior House Officer jobs (obstetrics and gynaecology, general surgery and neonatal) in the North East, I came to Carlisle as a Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1990.
After obtaining my Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) in 1992, I worked as a Registrar in Hexham for 9 months. I then accepted the offer of a permanent job in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Carlisle, first as a staff grade then as an Associate Specialist.
I obtained my Diploma in Advanced Obstetric Scanning in 2003 and Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) in 2004.
I became Specialty and Associate Specialist Doctors (SAS) Tutor for the Trust in 2013.
Last year I became Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists national lead for SAS and locally employed doctors (LED) in obstetrics and gynaecology and have a seat on Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Council.
I'm also a Vice Chair of the SAS Committee for the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
Helping people to understand their choices when they have been given difficult information, to help them make the right decision for them and their families.
Encouraging healthy lifestyle choices to achieve optimal health for mothers and babies.
Scanning early pregnancies.
Helping students and doctors achieve their full potential.
Kindness. People need this when feeling vulnerable and frightened.