I come from a family of Haematologists. Both of my parents as well as my brother are Haematologists.
After completing my undergraduate medical training and obtaining a PhD in Haematology/Biochemistry, I was very fortunate to be awarded the Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship in order to undertake postdoctoral research at the Leucocyte Adhesion Laboratory, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London. I then continued my medical career in Medicine/Haematology and have undergone training in major UK cancer centres, such as the Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton; Christie Hospital, Manchester; University Hospital of Wales and Velindre Hospital, Cardiff.
I have completed specialist training in Haematology at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and was subsequently appointed as a Consultant Haematologist at Southend University Hospital in 2008. In 2011, I joined Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust, which remains my main NHS base and where I lead the Haematology Multidisciplinary Team for Haematological Cancers.
My sub-speciality areas include lymphoma, myeloma, leukaemia and coagulation disorders, however, as a District General Hospital Haematologist I see patients a wide variety of blood abnormalities.
I regularly teach medical students, junior doctors and physicians’ assistants as well as conduct educational sessions for GPs in Surrey, West Sussex and London.