I was appointed as Consultant at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge in 2005, and was the Clinical Director for Plastic Surgery between 2010 and 2014. I qualified as a doctor at Oxford University in 1991. My general surgical training was at hospitals in the South of England. I received a Doctorate (DM) from Oxford University for two years of full-time research into reconstructive burns surgery at the Blond-McIndoe Centre. My plastic surgery training was at the Queen Victoria Hospital East Grinstead, as well as Salisbury, Mount Vernon, Lister, and Addenbrookes Hospitals.
I was awarded the Specialist Fellowship in Plastic Surgery (FRCS Plast) in 2003, and was entered onto the General Medical Council Specialist Register for plastic surgery in 2004. I was the fellow in hand surgery with the Victorian Hand Surgery Associates at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and was the senior-fellow in plastic surgery at St James’s Hospital in Leeds.
I am a full member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), and was elected to the council of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH).
I am the director of the Cambridge Lower Limb Flap course, and am the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Foundation Year 1-doctor programme director. I have published in the fields of basic science, burn-care, hand-surgery, patient-safety, children’s hand surgery, cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery. I teach anatomy and plastic surgery in Cambridge, and am a regular faculty member for courses in plastic and hand surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons, BSSH and BAPRAS.