I qualified from the University of Cambridge and the University
of Oxford in Clinical Medicine and Surgery. I trained first
as a physician of general medicine leading to membership of The
Royal College of Physicians, and subsequently as an ophthalmologist
through obtaining membership then fellowship of The Royal College
of Ophthalmologists for which I was awarded the Harcourt
Medal. I undertook my higher specialist training in
ophthalmology alongside my PhD research in ocular genetics as a
Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol from 2004.
From 2008, I spent 2 years as a postdoctoral research fellow in
neurogenetics at the University of Toronto and Sick Kids Hospital
in Toronto funded by the Wellcome Trust. I was the Senior
Clinical Fellow in Neuro-ophthalmology at the Birmingham &
Midland Eye Centre, University Hospital Birmingham and Birmingham
Children's Hospital until I was appointed as Consultant Senior
Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Neuro-ophthalmology at the
University of Bristol and Bristol Eye Hospital in 2013.
Currently, I run regular clinics in adult neuro-ophthalmology
and a joint paediatric neuro-ophthalmology and neurology clinic
with Dr Andrew Lux, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the
Bristol Children's Hospital. Moreover, I lead the ophthalmology
service for the Children's Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS).
I am a member of the Bristol Neuro-Oncology Group (BNOG) that
meets on a fortnightly basis, and the multidisciplinary team that
provides a regional service in the South West of England for
patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2).
My surgical expertise is in strabismus surgery. I also
specialise in retinopathy of prematurity.
In parallel with my clinical commitments, I continue to lead an
active research group at the University of Bristol with common
interests in neurodevelopment, neurogenetics and neuro-inflammatory
I am also Unit Lead for Neuroscience for the BSc in Health
Sciences course at the University of Bristol and I am on the
Faculty for undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses in Stem
Cell Biology, Regenerative Medicine and Molecular Neuroscience at
the University of Bristol.