Completed undergraduate medical training at University of
Stellenbosch, South Africa. Trained in Paediatrics both in South
Africa and the United Kingdom before embarking on training in
Paediatric Intensive Care in the UK and Melbourne, Australia.
Appointed as Consultant in PICU at Bristol Royal Hospital for
Children since 2004.
Director Bristol Paediatric Simulation Programme since 2007 and
together with key faculty has developed the programme to one of the
leading Paediatric Simulation Programmes internationally. Only
programme in UK to train cardiac surgical teams using cutting edge
simulation technology to simulate cardiopulmonary bypass.
Recently appointed as chair of Bristol Medical Simulation Centre
Actively involved in international and national education and
simulation through roles of:
Chair UK Paediatric intensive Care Education and Scientific
Chair UK Paediatric intensive Care Simulation Special Interest
Founding Board member of International Society of Peri-natal and
Human Factors and Team training to improve performance of highly
specialized teams leading to improved patient safety.
Faculty training and development.
Curriculum development, particularly in situ curricula.
Furthering international collaboration and research.