I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, where I am the Consultant responsible for the low secure unit for adolescent patients with mild to moderate learning disabilities.
I have also acquired the following postgraduate qualification:
1) Master of Laws in Child Law (Northumbria University, pass with commendation);
2) Postgraduate Certificate in Adults with Learning Disabilities who have Significant and Complex Needs (St Andrew University).
My clinical interest is the interface between the mental health and children legislation and their application to children and young people with learning disabilities.
I have publications in several different legal journals including the Family Law Journal.