Raised in Aberdeen and educated at Robert Gordon’s College, I moved to Edinburgh at 18 to undertake my undergraduate medical and postgraduate surgical training. This included dedicated periods of research and teaching at the University of Edinburgh where I was a Clinical Teaching Fellow and completed a research MD. As a keen rugby player , I have always been interested in sport surgery and value the role we can play in helping patients return to a happy and active sporting life. I dedicated my speciality training to the understanding of shoulder and elbow injuries and how best to manage them both conservatively and surgically. A shoulder and upper extremity trauma fellowship at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary preceded my travels across the globe for a fellowship at the renowned Sydney Shoulder Research Institute. Following my time in Australia I will return to a consultant post at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I am passionate about trauma and orthopaedics and relish the challenges of this fantastic career.
Beyond clinical work I have research interests in shoulder pathology and service delivery and have co-authored a textbook on Orthopaedic Trauma aimed at newly appointed surgical trainees. Out-with work I enjoy running, climbing the hills of Scotland, and the occasional Whisky.