I trained trained in medicine, dentistry and obtained my basic surgical training in London . My higher surgical training took place in Glasgow. I was appointed as a consultant in 1999 to Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow. I have been Lead Clinician/Clinical Director of the Regional Maxillofacial Surgery Unit based at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow since 2004.
My elective surgical practice is primarily adult and paediatric craniofacial, facial defrmity and temporomandibular joint surgery.
I am involved in training of surgeons at a regional and national level, I currently sit on the Specialist Advisory Committee (for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) and am Director for Professional Standards (Surgery) for the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow.
I am also the specialty advisor to the Royal Navy for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.