I graduated from Nottingham University in 1992. My initial general surgical training was based in Sheffield and Nottingham. My specialist urological training was based in East Anglia (Addenbrookes, Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich).
During this time I was trained in all aspects of urology and specifically in uro-oncology and laparoscopic surgery. I also had specific research training in molecular oncology resulting in the award of an MD degree.In 2005 I was appointed to a consultant urologist post in Edinburgh, working for NHS Lothian. During this time I developed a specialist tertiary renal cancer service, offering a comprehensive renal cancer surgical service. In parallel I developed a research program in renal cancer establishing an NHS Lothian renal cancer tissue bank followed by the SCOTTRCC, the Scottish national kidney cancer biobank. I also developed my interest in prostatic disease, developing a diagnostic prostate cancer service in Livingston and day case 180W Moxy fibre photoselective vapourisation of the prostate, performing the first cases in Scotland and establishing an extensive personal experience including mentorship of consultants in external units. I have a keen interest in education and was training program director for the East of Scotland Urology for 5 years and I remain on the faculty for BAUS courses including laparoscopy and Green light laser prostatectomy. I moved to Addenbrookes Hospital in July 2013.