I studied medicine at Aberdeen Medical School in Scotland graduating from Aberdeen University in 1998. I worked in Scotland and England in various roles including ENT, psychiatry, emergency medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics and sports injuries and have lots of experience in paediatrics. I became a full time GP in 2003 working as a GP partner in a busy NHS practice in Stafford, England where I worked until moving to Perth in 2016.
To further develop my skills I have undertaken additional training in sexual heath and HIV medicine and I am now a qualified S100 prescriber of HIV medications. I have also gained further qualifications in skin cancer medicine, skin checks and minor surgery.
In my spare time you're likely to find me in the gym, at the beach or outdoors with my husband and 2 dogs. I have a passion for cooking and love the occasional glass of fine wine or quality gin!
I feel very privileged to be able to say that I love my job. The variety of general practice makes it a very enjoyable career, every day is different. I consider myself to be a 'people person' and have a down to earth, approachable manner. I embrace the diverse range of people that I meet every day. It's what makes my job so interesting. I believe that good communication skills and careful listening are essential qualities for a good GP. I will always try to share and explain as much information as possible with my patients, using everyday language.
I'm passionate about being the best GP I can be and providing a high quality of care. I've gained a wealth of experience in my career so far and I'm constantly learning how to improve. It's important to me to try and develop a meaningful doctor-patient relationship and make a real difference to people's lives.