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I graduated in 1984 (Bristol University) and embarked on a career in Primary Care: joining a long-established training Practice in the region in 1990.

As I progressed in this I became increasingly aware of a love for Medical Education coupled with a deeply held personal commitment to the ‘empowerment’ of others; both for my patients and my colleagues. Alongside my Clinical work, I have been able to express these values through GP Education, Appraisal and the PSU. I was an early enthusiast for Appraisal, in the vanguard of GP Appraisers. Amongst my roles in HETV I have been a GP trainer, Course Director for the ‘Oxford Deanery’s Advanced Consultation Skills Course’ and in later times have held the posts of Associate GP Dean for Buckinghamshire as well as Assistant Director and acting Co-Director of the PSU.

I have been with the PSU since its inception in 2005. Since 2010 this has been my primary working focus. In addition to this Medical background I hold a diploma in Transactional Analysis (2018).