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 North Wiltshire practices on the Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (what was the Health Authority), and carry out appraisals for other local GPs. I have four mostly grown up children. Interests include photography, cycling and running.