About the Author

I am currently a Consultant Cardiologist and Physician employed by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

I work largely in Grimsby at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital but I also have clinics in Louth County Hospital and do some private practice at St Hugh's Hospital in Grimsby.

After leaving school in London in 1971, I studied Zoology at Bristol University (BSc Hons, 1974) before going to the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology to conduct research in visual neurophysiology. This led to the award of an MSc by research thesis (1977).

Whilst at Manchester I felt that medicine would be a great opportunity to apply my scientific background and interest to an area with more personal contact and a more immediate impact. I applied to various medical schools and was lucky enough to be accepted by Liverpool University where I studied from 1975-1980 (MBChB).

On graduating I trained around Merseyside (Whiston, Sefton, Ormskirk, Walton, Arrowe Park and Chester Hospitals) before taking up a research post in Cardiology in Birmingham. Here I worked largely in the area of heart failure, publishing several papers in this field, and this work formed the basis for my doctorate (MD, 1991).

I returned to Liverpool in 1987 where I was appointed Lecturer in Medicine, a post I held until I took up my current position as Consultant in Grimsby in 1991.

I was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1996.

Professionally I deal with all aspects of General Medicine and Cardiology but have maintained a special interest in heart failure. As well as my clinical duties as I am also Honorary Senior Lecturer to both Hull and York Medical School and Hull Postgraduate Medical School.

Outside of medicine I am a active sportsman (although age is diminishing the ability and capacity!) and a keen amateur photographer.

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