I’m a coach and a clinician and work part time as an ED consultant with a special interest in Paediatrics.
I trained at the Royal Free and have an intercalated degree in Psychology from UCL.
After house jobs, I worked in Namibia as an expedition medic and then as a project manager helping a team of ophthalmologists (with SEE international) with logistics performing cataract operations on the local Nama tribe in Southern Namibia.
I returned to the NHS to do a medical rotation and completed my MRCP. Whilst doing this, I was attracted to Emergency medicine so joined the Wessex EM training programme.
Then, I took time out of programme to gain extra Paediatric Emergency medicine experience in a large Paediatric teaching hospital in Sydney. Initially doing PICU, PEM and finally retrieval medicine in helicopters, by road and via fixed wing.
My job involved retrieving sick kids and neonates. I then returned to the UK to complete my EM training in the Oxford region to be near my husband’s work.
Medicine I have discovered is a rewarding career and has provided many opportunities. However, sometimes we all need a bit of help. A PSU Coach coached me in 2010, when I was returning from maternity leave. The coaching process helped me open new doors and understand how to make life a little easier at a time of great transition (sleep deprived maternity leave back into emergency medicine)
I enjoyed being coached so much, I trained in coaching to ILM level 7 with The Performance Coach in 2011 and have enjoyed coaching ever since. It’s a privilege to work at the PSWS with such a fantastic team of coaches.