Specialist Clinical Interests

Cardiothoracic microbiology, including:
Infective endocarditis, transplantation microbiology
Infection prevention and Control
Antibiotic stewardship

Research Interests

Characterisation of GISA isolates and investigation into stability of resistance (2002). The role of diet on the oxidant/antioxidant balance in Lung Cancer. Department of Medicine, Edinburgh University, (1994).
Chlamydia trachomatis & recurrent spontaneous abortion. Department of Medical Microbiology, Edinburgh University, (1993).

Education and Training

2005 - FRCPath (Part 1 – April 2003,  Part 2 – November 2004) Royal College of Pathologists
2003 - MSc with Distinction in Clinical Microbiology St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry
2001 - MRCGP with Merit Royal College of General Practitioners
1999 - Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
1996 - MB ChB with Honours University of Edinburgh
1994 - BSc (Medical Sciences)  with First Class Honours in Medical Microbiology University of Edinburgh

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, London
Member of the General Medical Council (registration number: 4329635).