- Medical Training at St George's Hospital Medical School in
London, where I did an Intercalated BSc that included
- Trained in various paediatric sub-specialities on London
University Hospital rotations that included District General
Hospital periods in Kent.
- Sent 3 years studying cerebral haemodynamics in newborn infants
at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London, and obtained an
research MD degree from the University of London.
- Completed my training as a paediatric neurologist in
Southampton, and in 2000 was appointed as a Consultant in
- Have a long term interest in epilepsy and epilepsy surgery and
undertook a sabbatical period at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
- Have a particular interest in cerebral palsy and undertake
medico-legal work in this area.
- I am the medical lead for the Bristol Children's Epilepsy
Surgery Programme, which became one of the four nationally
designated epilepsy surgery units in November 2012. The aim of such
surgery is to control seizures where they remain poorly controlled
on medication. This requires a large multidisciplinary team able to
perform and interpret a large number of complex, often prolonged
and invasive investigations.
- Enjoy teaching, training, and examining. I have been
post-graduate tutor for Bristol Children's Hospital, host the
Postgraduate Clinical MRCPCH Examination, and regularly teach on
national epilepsy training courses.
- I am the Secretary of my professional body the British
Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA), and after it recently
gained Charitable Status become a Trustee.
- As full time clinician am involved in multi-centre commercial
and non-commercial research studies, and have worked with various
university departments leading to identification of new and novel
genetic causes of neurological conditions.