I completed medical studies in 1986 and had a number of non-training posts in addictions and community/inpatient psychiatry in the Netherlands.
From 1991, I undertook training in psychiatry in the United Kingdom (Liverpool/Newcastle).
From 1999, I worked in Darlington in a Rehabilitation and Assertive Outreach team.
From 2003 till 2014 I was consultant in the Psychiatric Intensive Care Service at St Nicholas Hospital in Gosforth.
From 2014, I have been a Consultant Psychiatrist in inpatient services at the Tranwell Unit, Gateshead.