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Lecturer in Anatomy, Bangor University

I am an anatomist with a broad range of interests ranging from ancient Chinese medicine to neuroanatomy to evolutionary anatomy.

Before I became an anatomist, I was an acupuncturist for 25 years. As a result, I have strong interest in ancient Chinese medical history, with a focus on the anatomy that underpinned the creation of acupuncture as a medical practice.

Neuroanatomy is fascinating because learning about the anatomy of the brain helps us to appreciate the ways in which this organ underpins how we think and experience the world around us, and how that in turn contributes to our sense of self.

The study of evolution creates the ability to take a step back and see ourselves within the bigger context of the history of our planet. This wider historical prespective leads to a deep understanding of how we are related to other species, the environment, and the world around us. This includes an interest in human behaviour and ethnography.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Anatomy , Bangor University
  • 2011–2017
    Departmental Anatomist, University of Oxford
  • 2016–2017
    Prosector in Anatomy, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
  • 1992–2016
    Acupuncturist, Self Employed


  • 2020 
    Bangor University, PhD by Published Works in Biological Sciences
  • 2016 
    Higher Education Academy, Fellow
  • 2014 
    Anatomical Society, Anatomy Training Programme
  • 1992 
    School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Diploma in Acupuncture
  • 1986 
    King's College London, BA Philosophy

Professional Memberships

  • Anatomical Society