Timeline

Covid 19

2020 – COVID Researcher

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!

Young Publisher Year 2019

2019 – Young Independent Publisher of the Year

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

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

Passing OSCEs Book

2017 – Winning BMA Young Author Award

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.

JUNIOR DOCTOR STRIKES 2015

2015 – Junior Doctor Strikes

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.

Global Health Stillborn

2014 – Masters in Global Health and Development

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.

Publishing my first book

 2012 – 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.

Getting into paediatrics

2011 – 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

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

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.