I qualified in medicine at St George’s Hospital London in 1979 and following a vocational period spent in general practice, I finished my training in psychiatry at the Royal London Hospital.
I then worked for several years as an NHS Consultant in Hertfordshire, before eventually moving to full-time private practice in 1998. I still enjoy teaching and am actively involved in providing onsite lunchtime and evening seminars to GP colleagues.
For a period of ten years I was an examiner for the Part 1 Exams for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
I am a co-author of an undergraduate textbook of psychiatry.