I originally qualified as a medic from The University of Sheffield in 2008. I went on to train as a paediatrician, completing my membership exams and a postgraduate diploma in child health. During my training I completed a year out of program experience focusing on simulation training in Yorkshire and Humber. I also completed a PG-Cert in Medical Education as part of this. Following my return to training I became involved in the development of HEE SuppoRTT (supported return to training) programs, including the creation of a baby-friendly seminars series.
My passion for education led me to academia and I joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2020. Since then I have worked within the Advancing Clinical Practice team, co-module leading Non-Medical Prescribing, and teaching onto a range of Advancing Clinical Practice modules. I also actively teach onto the Physician Associate MSc, as well as supporting undergraduate nursing sessions.