Qualified with Honours and Gold Medal, Leeds University Medical School 1989, ophthalmic training in Liverpool and Moorfields, London. Subspeciality followship in retinal diseases at Moorfields. Appointed consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2000. Ophthalmology lead for the Kent & Medway Comprehensive Local Research Network and at the National Institute of Health Research. Principal Investigator for a number of national research clinical trials in ophthalmology.