About

I am currently on a year of shared parental leave, with my twin girls. I am involved in two projects: researching the role of touch in newborn development, and researching perceptions of racism in medicine, with a view to helping develop new guidelines.

Education wise, I continue to edit 15 textbooks, including the Oxford Textbook of Global Health of Women, Newborns, Children, and Adolescents. I enjoy teaching, both virtually and in person. I regularly appear in the media speaking about mental health, paediatrics, COVID-19, and how we best deliver healthcare.

At home, alongside parenting, I enjoy playing piano and chess.replica rolex watches uk paypal replica watches on ebay rolex oysterquartz day date fake womens rolex watches replica

Timeline

Timeline

2020 – COVID Researcher

Covid 19
I worked in children’s intensive care, but I also led a literature review on physical distancing with the Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. We demonstrated that there was little good evidence for 1-2 metres of distancing, and in many circumstances, greater distances would be more appropriate. This became the most read BMJ article of all time via Altmetrics!

2019 – Young Independent Publisher of the Year

Young Publisher Year 2019

Not only had we written books, we’d also set up a publishing company, competing with giants like Elsevier and Oxford University Press. The Independent Publishers Guild recognised our hard work at their annual conference.

2018 – TEDx Talk

2018 – TEDx Talk

Delivered a TEDx talk in New Zealand to around 1000 people on the important subject of the mental health of healthcare workers.

2017 – Winning BMA Young Author Award

Passing OSCEs Book

After years of hardwork, it was a true honour to be recognised for the work we’d done in writing textbooks. My mum and brother joined us, as me and my fellow authors of our chest x-ray book picked up this award.

2015 – Junior Doctor Strikes

JUNIOR DOCTOR STRIKES 2015

Things had gotten really bad in medicine, and we felt that as doctors, we could no longer provide safe care for patients. I took the difficult decision to go on strike, and spoke out to the media about what was going on.

2014 – Masters in Global Health and Development

Global Health Stillborn

It was a welcome change to go back into education, and studying at UCL meant I made friends with students from all over the world, and I got taught by leaders across a diverse range of fields. I ended up working on stillbirth research, publishing in the Lancet and the BMJ, and presenting data on the causes of stillbirth across the world.

 2012 – Publishing my First Book

Publishing my first book

I have always passionately believed that classifying people as ‘teachers’ and ‘students’ is a false dichotomy. We all have something to teach and something to learn. I wanted to empower those more junior to become educators, and so founded a company that did exactly this, releasing “The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs” which became the best selling medical book on amazon for six months.

2011 – Getting Into Paediatrics

Getting into paediatrics

I was over the moon to find out that I’d got a place studying paediatrics in London. I had a run through training programme, that would take me through to consultant level, and had the opportunity to be closer to family again.

2009 – Graduating from Medical School

2009 – Graduating from Medical School

I was so happy to spend the day with my family when I finally celebrated completing medical school. Finals are still the single most stressful exam I’ve done in my life, but I got through it, and was proud of the fact that all that hard-work over six years paid off.

2008 – BSc In Biomedical Sciences

2008 – BSc In Biomedical Sciences

I took a year out of medicine to study under Professor Nick Curzen and did research into antiplatelet therapy, looking at how care could be personalised to the individual patient. I travelled across the UK, Europe, and Canada presenting our findings, and was generously supported by a research grant from Heart Research UK. Our work published in Cardiovascular Therapeutics and Platelets.

2003 – Getting Into Medicine

2003 – Getting Into Medicine

I was delighted to find out that I’d got into medical school. I was following the footsteps of my father. I will forever be grateful for his support. Thanks to his hard work and support, my path into medicine was so much easier than his was made much easier than his.