I am an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases. This means that I divide my time between clinical work, research and teaching. The clinical work takes place at St. Mary's Hospital and at Great Ormond Street Hospital and includes the care of children with complex infectious diseases as well as those with immune deficiencies. My major area of research is that of children with tuberculosis, specifically drug-resistant forms. Teaching commitments include undergraduate, postgraduate and clinical teaching as well as instructing on Advanced Paediatric Life Support courses.
I studied medicine at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Imperial College London and have carried out paediatric training in both UK and Australia. Before clinical academia, I was an infantry officer in the British army, worked as a doctor for Médecins Sans Frontières in Côte d'Ivoire and spent time on an expedition in Patagonia. Most recently I have been in Cape Town, completing a PhD. Along the way I have studied for Diplomas in Tropical Medicine and Paediatric Infectious Diseases.