Timeline

TedX Featured

TEDx Talk

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

BMA Medical Book Awards

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Biology Cells

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 was published in Cardiovascular Therapeutics and Platelets.

Covid-19 Masked

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

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