Suzanne qualified in medicine from London University in 1990. She pursued her training initially in surgery and then specialised in Emergency Medicine. She spent a year as a Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellow and was awarded an MD whilst undertaking higher training in Emergency Medicine. She joined Sheffield University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer in 2001, was promoted to Reader in 2007 and professor in 2010. Suzanne is currently Director of Health Services Research for ScHARR, and divides her time between the university and as a consultant at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust emergency department.
Her main research interests include evaluating complex interventions in emergency and urgent care, with a particular focus on the evaluation of new roles and alternative pathways of patient care.
Current studies include evaluating junior doctor confidence and competence in carrying out their role in emergency medicine (The EDiT study), evaluating the use of a falls pathway by paramedics attending older people who have fallen (SAFER 2 Trial), and assessing the impact that the UK four-hour Emergency Department target has had on patient care (SAFETIME study).