I became a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in Leeds in West Yorkshire in 1990 and currently work full time in a community post based in Yeadon.
I have been involved in the organisation and delivery of postgraduate training since I started as a consultant. I have held many roles in Education including College Tutor, Training Programme Director, Director of Postgraduate Medical Education, Chair of Specialty Training committee and Associate Medical Director for Doctors in Training. I set up the Yorkshire School of Psychiatry and was the first Head of School.
On behalf of the Royal College of Psychiatrists I have been an examiner, a Senior Organiser of clinical examinations, a Deputy Convenor, Regional Co-ordinator for CPD and the Deputy Lead for National Recruitment. I was College Dean from 2011 to 2016. I became the Co-chair of the Gatsby Wellcome Neuroscience Project in 2016. In 2017 I was elected as President .