After completing my general medical training at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and Withington Hospital in Manchester I embarked upon my specialist training in endocrinology. I worked as a lecturer in medicine at the University of Sheffield with Professor Tony Weetmanfrom February 1992 until May 1993. I undertook research for my MD with Professor Stephen Shalet at the Christie Hospital in Manchester where I developed an interest in growth hormone deficiency and the late effects of cancer treatment until February 1997.
I undertook my professional training in the North West of England before going to the University of Virginia in March 1998 where I worked with Dr Michael Thorner as a post-doctoral fellow for two years. On my return to the UK I came to Birmingham to complete my specialist training.
I have worked at University Hospitals Birmingham as a consultant physician and endocrinologist since February 2002. I hold honorary contracts at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. In addition to a general I run specialist clinics for patients with pituitary disease, late effects of cancer treatment, Turner’s syndrome, thyroid disease and for young adults with endocrine disorders. I also run transition clinics at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
I have been a member of the Clinical Committee of the Society for Endocrinology for six years and Programme Advisor to the Committee for the last three years. I am a National Advisor to the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative and a member of the editorial board of Clinical Endocrinology.