After graduation in Medicine in 1989 I gained a vast clinical experience in different disciplines of Medicine and Surgery before entering West Midlands training scheme for Clinical Oncology. I was appointed a full time Consultant in Clinical Oncology at the queen Elizabeth Hospital (University Hospital) Birmingham in 2005 where I have been working since. I do peripheral clinics at Good Hope Hospital and am part of a multidisciplinary breast cancer team at the QEH, Gynaecological cancer team at the GHH and City Hospital.
I have been involved in the Pan Birmingham Network Site Specific Group as deputy Chair followed by Chair for 5 years in total until 2013. I have been the Chair of WMH chemotherapy Group and lead for breast cancer trials. I have also been Lead for the Pan Birmingham NSSG Gynaecological cancer trials.
I am involved in various clinical trials of chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Hormonal + Biological therapies as Principal Investigator and an investigator. I regularly teach medical students and examine them. I have been a regular speaker at the M Sc Clinical Oncology course at the University of Birmingham. I have written chapters in cancer books and have been co-author of many publications.
However, my main role is the management of patients with breast, all types of gynaecological and non melanoma skin cancers.