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Professor of Clinical Anatomy, University of St Andrews

I qualified in medicine in 1975 (Aberdeen), but have been involved in teaching and examining anatomy since 1978. Before being appointed as part-time Professor of Clinical Anatomy at St Andrews in 2011 I had held the Chair of Clinically Applied Anatomy, University of Dundee and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) for five years. Prior to that, I had been Clinical Anatomist at the University of Cambridge, and Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at the University of Birmingham, as well as contributing to numerous postgraduate, surgically related courses. I am an intercollegiate examiner for the RCSEd, have acted as an external examiner for a number of UK universities, and I am a Fellow of the British Association of Clinical Anatomists.

I believe in directed, “self-learning, by doing”, preferably in small groups. I am looking forward to working with the St Andrews’ students in the dissecting room, hopefully helping them to acquire a strong anatomical foundation for their future, clinical careers.

Lecturer in anatomy
Tutor/demonstrator in the DR


  • –present
    Professor of Clinical Anatomy, University of St Andrews