I have practiced as a consultant paediatrician specializing in diabetes and endocrinology since 2004. My NHS appointments are at Great Ormond Street Hospital (for endocrinology) and UCLH (for diabetes). My research activities occur in conjunction with the UCL Institute of Child Health, London and I am a member of various national and international organizations and have been part of a number of national working groups.
Thanks to the unique training culture within the NHS, my clinical experiences have been rich and varied. I have been lucky enough to work in several specialist centres across the country, and have seen huge numbers of children over the years with both common and extremely complex endocrine conditions. My experience includes patients from all cultures and backgrounds, and I'm proud to offer anyone I see the same level of service. As well as my clinical work, I am research-active, and I use this as an evidence base for my clinical practice.
I see children and young people quickly and efficiently and only request investigations and start treatments if absolutely necessary. As a parent myself I understand the importance of being friendly and approachable, and clear, jargon-free explanations.
I trained at Leeds University Medical School (honours degree in medicine 1991). I went on to train in paediatric medicine in London (1996) before specialising in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes in London and Oxford (2004). I was awarded an MD with commendation for research undertaken at Cambridge on the subject of the hormonal determinants of microvascular disease in type 1 diabetes (2006). Subsequently, I was appointed as a consultant in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes, initially at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (2005), then at St Barts and the London Hospitals (2010). I am now very proud to be at Great Ormond Street and Institute of Child Health as consultant and honorary senior lecturer (2012). I have been invited to speak at numerous national and international meetings, and have received several awards during my undergraduate and postgraduate training. I sit on a number of national committees and working groups, and am diabetes officer for BSPED.
Research interests: Microvascular complications of diabetes, pathogenesis of diabetes, ethnic outcomes for children with diabetes, Turners Syndrome, Obesity.
2013 Clinical Excellence Award Level 3
2012 BSPED Research Award
2009 CEA Level 2
2006 MD thesis with Commendation
2006 ESPE Rotterdam: Best Original Clinical Manuscript
1991 Distinction: Final Medicine MBChB exam
1991 Honours: MBChB Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1991 Masser Prize in Medicine for best overall performance
Riding Prize in Medicine for best clinical performance
Waddington Prize in Anatomy
I continue to be very research active. I have published more than 45 peer reviewed papers, including publications in a number of high impact journals such as the BMJ, Diabetes, Diabetes Care and JCEM, as well as guidance documents.
I am a keen cyclist. I cook on most evenings and weekends. I am interested in politics and current affairs. I have two children and so a lot of my spare time is spent running after them!