I was born in Australia of English parents and brought up in South Devon. I graduated from Southampton Medical School and then completed my GP training in Bristol, Poole and Cairns Australia. I became a ¾ time partner here in 1996, with interests in heart disease prevention, Western medical acupuncture, sports medicine and mental health. When I am not in the surgery, I represent the practice as a Clinical Director of our Primary Care Network, and have since 2008 worked as an Appraiser of other local GPs. I have four grown up children and live in Nailsworth. My interests include photography, oil painting, mindfulness, motorcycling and fitness training.