My clinical practice is exclusively problems associated with the hip.
I have always enjoyed teaching and training, and from humble beginnings as a demonstrator in the Anatomy department in Sheffield, through Orthopaedic Lecturer at the University of Bristol (awarded Medical School teacher of the year), to a career in postgraduate medical education (junior doctors), initially as tutor for the Severn region, then as Programme director for all Orthopaedic trainees up to consultancy, and latterly as Head of the School of Surgery, overseeing surgical training in all specialities across the region. From 2016-2018, I acted as chair of the CoPSS committee which oversees all surgical training delivery across the United Kingdom.
Currently I am Chair of the FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedic) Intercollegiate Examination Board, and the Divisional Lead for NeuroSciences and Musculoskeletal Services within North Bristol NHS Trust, and the regional network which it serves.
I have also been fortunate enough to have run training conferences across the world (including Singapore, India, Australia, Japan, China, Russia, Thailand, and Canada), and perform live training surgery in China.
I believe I can empathise with my patients and their desire to return to function, activity and sport through my own love of all things active and outdoorsy. As a junior doctor I competed in triathlon and represented Great Britain in two World Championships. As I’ve aged and become slower, I’ve gone longer and steadier, and am a five times ironman finisher. With running being sidelined by injuries (not hip!), cycling is my go-to pastime – travelling abroad when able to cycle and enjoy iconic locations. The Pyrenees end to end (RAID), Swiss Alpine passes and Paris-Roubaix are amongst my favourites thus far. Recently I completed in the country’s first Otillo swim-run event travelling all around the Isles of Scilly running in a wetsuit and swimming in my running shoes.