Aberdeen graduate (1984), pre membership experience in general Practice and Psychiatry including research in SPECT imaging in North East Scotland.
Post membership training in York (including liaison in Neurology, Hospice and Geriatrics)
Senior Lecturer in Rehab in University of Hull (1996-1998), thereafter honorary senior clinical lecturer at HYMS Medical school (2002 onwards)
Substantive post in Whitby (and North York moors) covering adult and old age psychiatry; 15 years up to retirement in 2013
Post retirement work for CQC (specialist advisor) and South of Tyne Memory Services.
Teaching psychiatric staff and students on Neurology, and service Development.
Currently 25 publications including 4 eCPD modules for R.C.Psych.
Interests – cello
Voluntary jobs as NHS navigator for Essence Service (Age UK Dementia Support, Doxford Park, Sunderland) and FODI Asylum Support, St Catherine’s Centre, Sunderland
Academic job as Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Sunderland, Department of Health Sciences (focusing on Health and Wellbeing, teaching on Dementia)
NTW Trust approved private work in Probate (Capacity Assessments) based on referrals from solicitors.