Bristol University Medical School MB ChB
1993 – 2003
Surgical and intensive care training in the South West of England and Australia and attained fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS).
Awarded an MD from Bristol University for endoscopic ultrasound thesis.
Selected for a year-long laparoscopic training fellowship in the prestigious Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia to work with pioneers in laparoscopic surgery and learn the latest techniques in weight loss surgery, anti-reflux (hiatus hernia) surgery, bile-duct surgery and other keyhole surgery techniques.
Appointed as a consultant surgeon in Southmead, Frenchay and the BRI hospital in Bristol and set up a weight-loss surgery service which has now treated over 1000 patients.
2003 – 2016
First female surgeon to be appointed to the prestigious and historic Moynihan Surgical Society.
Developed of a wealth of electronic resources with an innovative approach to patient care, guiding patients through the potentially stressful period of surgery. These include websites and iPhone apps that are approved by the NHS and available world-wide.
Regularly lectures at national and international meetings on laparoscopic and weight-loss surgery and endoscopic ultrasound and trains visiting consultants and trainees in these techniques.
Awarded an MD from Bristol University for endoscopic ultrasound thesis in 1996 and continues to present and publish research in this area.
Served as honorary clinical lecturer in the University of Bristol supervising trainee surgeons in their own research.
Conducts research in the field of laparoscopic upper gastrointestinal surgery and gallstone disease.
Set up and ran the Bristol Institute of Bariatric Surgery, conducting, publishing and presenting work on obesity surgery both in the UK and abroad – as far afield as Australia, Brazil and America.