As a Consultant gynaecologist, my main areas of clinical interest are cervical screening and the management of women with vulval problems. I have been involved in cervical screening since 1997, when I spent 3 years as a research fellow with Mr Patrick Walker at the Royal Free Hospital. I won the BMA TP Gunton research award in 1998 for the project assessing the anxieties experienced by women with cervical pre malignancy.
In 2002 I was appointed to the Whittington Hospital as a consultant gynaecologist and Lead clinician for colposcopy and vulval diseases for the department. Having been on the National QA in colposcopy since 2006 and London Lead QA colposcopist since 2010, I stepped down from these local and regional posts in 2014 to become Quality Assurance Director for cervical screening for London. This was a two-year post whilst cervical screening moved from the NHS to Public Health England. In 2016 I was kept on at QA as a professional clinical adviser and QA Visit Chair.
More generally, I was Clinical Director for Women and Children’s Health between 2004 -6, RCOG College Tutor between 2010-2012 and Chair of the Whittington Medical Committee between 2012-2014. I am an educational supervisor and accredited colposcopy trainer
Over the years I have also been actively involved with the BSCCP. In 2006 I was elected as the London representative on the executive committee. I became an executive officer as Treasurer in 2012 and Secretary in 2015.
In 2015 I was also appointed to the UK National Advisory Cervical Screening Committee. In 2016 I was invited to join the National Colposcopy Practice Group. I am part of the NICE adjunctive colposcopy technologies for assessing suspected cervical abnormalities (review of DG4). I am also a peer reviewer submitted papers for the international British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
I have been an external advisor for CervicalCheck, the Irish Cervical Screening Progamme since 2010. In the past month I have been appointed as a member of the Cervical Screening Programme Research Advisory Committee.
I have been an invited speaker for many local, regional, national and international colposcopy and gynaecology meetings and have run colposcopy workshops in Nigeria, Moldova, China, Ireland, Israel, Iran, and Iraq. Most recently, I have been lecturing in Delhi for the Indian Colposcopy Society meeting and Orlando for the 16th World Congress of Colposcopy.
With our nurse colposcopist, I have helped develop simulation training for learning to perform excisional treatment, LLETZLearn.
In my spare time I’m studying for the Apothecaries Diploma in the History of Medicine. I also enjoy kickboxing, yoga, visiting art exhibitions and spending time with my husband and family.