Medically qualified in 1988 and was appointed Consultant Anaesthetist in Sunderland in 1996 with a strong interest in ophthalmic anaesthesia. He has been lead anaesthetist for Ophthalmology at Sunderland Eye Infirmary for over 25 years and has worked with Site For Eyes ever since he started and with Minor Ops since it opened its doors. Professional interests are local anaesthesia techniques for a wide range of ophthalmic surgery, intravenous sedation as well as paediatric anaesthesia including paediatric cataract surgery. When time permits he can be found walking the fells of Northern England.