I have been working in the Oxford region for the last 22 years. After qualifying in London in 1993, I started my paediatric registrar training on the Oxford scheme in 1997. I worked in the department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology at the John Radcliffe from 1999 to 2017, latterly as an Associate Specialist. As part of my role I was an Educational Supervisor to Foundation years 1 and 2 and very much enjoyed this part of my job. I was the SAS Doctor Tutor for 5 years from 2009 to 2014 and helped raise the profile of this group of doctors whilst supporting many of them through career progression and dilemmas.
As I have got older, I have identified these supporting roles as the areas of my career that I really enjoy. I have completed a Post Graduate award in Executive Coaching and I am now working towards my ILM level 7 qualification. In 2017, I finished in my clinical role and now spend my time coaching. I am passionate about coaching and helping people get the best out of their careers and lives. I have certainly had a slightly unconventional career path myself and hope to be able to use my experience to help others with the challenges of the modern medical career.