I qualified in medicine in 1986 and began work as a country GP on completion of training in 1992. After 14 years enjoying rural general practice I worked as a disability analyst where I developed a keen interest in the relationship between work and wellbeing. Following completion of a MPH in 2014 I combined that interest with a love of primary care by undertaking doctoral research directed at the development of an intervention to promote mental health and prevent mental illness in GPs. Resource building whilst they are still resourceful. Prior to joining LSTM I worked for six months with the Health Workforce department at the WHO.
Currently I am involved in suicide prevention research in collaboration with the WHO.
I am also contributing to the development of guidelines for the treatment of histoplasmosis in people living with HIV in collaboration with PAHO.
Professional memberships and connections
2014-2019 Regional Council Member for Royal College of General Practitioners, NI
2017-current Member of the short life working group on GP wellbeing, RCGP, London
2017- current Member of the Mental Health Special Interest Group, FPH, UK
1991-current Member RCGP
1986- current GMC