My core focus is on being the best surgeon that I can be. My interests in teaching, training and medical leadership have led to several other roles:
I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Norwich Medical School and for many years was PBL tutor to final year medical students, teaching emergency medicine and surgery.
I was the Regional Surgical Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for 4 years; my role was to support trainee doctors who wished to pursue a career in surgery.
After many years experience as an examiner for the MRCS (Membership of Royal College of Surgeons) examination for surgical trainees, I am now an assessor of these examinations; my new role is to uphold standards of these surgical examinations by assessing the performance of examiners and conduct of the examinations.
My interest in leadership and my passionate belief in a clinically-led NHS inspired me to join the NHS Leadership Academy's Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme, which led to a 'Senior Healthcare Leadership' award, and an MSc in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Birmingham in 2018.
Also in 2018 I was one of 30 senior clinicians selected from across the country to the Clinical Executive Fast Track Scheme (CEFTS) and was appointed Deputy Medical Director at the James Paget University Hospital. Earlier this year I received the 'Senior Executive Leadership' award rom there NHS Leadership Academy.
I was member of the Obesity Steering Group of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and helped to produce "Measuring Up: The Medical Profession's Prescription For The Nation's Obesity Crisis" in 2013.