I have had a broad-based surgical training in Cambridge, Oxford and London, before completing my neurosurgical training and research in Southampton. In recent years I have increasingly sub-specialised in aspects of spinal surgery, intracranial tumour surgery and neurovascular surgery.
I have played a major role in the development of the Clinical Neurosciences in Bristol as a Clinical Director. I have also been closely involved in several strategic developments affecting neurosurgical standards, training and selection at a national level. I have served as Chairman of the Specialist Advisory committee in Neurosurgery, Secretary to the Neurosurgical National Selection Board, President of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons and Chairman of the Neurosurgical National Audit Programme.