Area of Clinical Practice
Adult rheumatology - all
Inflammatory eye disease, vasculitis, transitional
I qualified from the University of Cambridge in 1995 and undertook junior doctor posts in Cambridge, Huntingdon, Nottingham and Leicester. From 1999 to 2002 I was an Arthritis Research Campaign (now aruk, Arthritis Research UK) funded research fellow at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Department of Molecular Medicine in Sheffield and subsequently completed my rheumatology training in Sheffield as a Clinical Lecturer. I was awarded a PhD for research undertaken during this time. My clinical training in rheumatology was combined with academic work under Professor A G Wilson, focussing on the role of autoantibodies and genetics in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. I was also involved in a number of multicentre clinical trials as a sub-investigator. After leaving Sheffield in 2007 I spent a year as a Staff Specialist in Rheumatology at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, Australia. I was appointed to my current post in 2008. I am interested in all aspects of adult rheumatology practice, but have particularly close links with colleagues in othalmology and undertake a joint monthly clinic for patients with inflammatory eye disease, as well as with the vasculitis service led by Dr Janice Harper. I am Audit and Research lead for the department of rheumatology, and deputy Training Programme Director for the Mersey Deanery rheumatology rotation.
BA MB BChir MRCP PhD
University of Cambridge