I graduated from medical school in Glasgow and did my early surgical training in the West of Scotland. My training led me to work in Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne, including a laboratory based degree investigating the factors involved in human scar formation. I completed my specialist training in Cleft Surgery in London.

My first Consultant post was for 10 yrs in the West Midlands Cleft Service in Birmingham, before moving to work in the North Thames Cleft Service in Gt Ormond St and Chelmsford in 2018.