I graduated in Veterinary Science from Liverpool University in 1993. After some time in veterinary practice I completed a training scholarship in equine medicine and surgery at University of Glasgow and obtained the Royal College Certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics) in 1998. I then completed a PhD in Epidemiology at Liverpool University followed by a lectureship post in Veterinary Epidemiology at Massey University in New Zealand before returning to Liverpool. I am also a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health.
- Antimicrobial resistance in companion animals and horses (Invitation to Speak, International conference on “Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals”. Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands. 2011 2011)
- Epizootic Lymphangitis - the challenges and the social and welfare effects (Invitation to Speak, World Equine Veterinary Association, Hyderabad, India 2011. 2011)
- Epidemiology in the Investigation of Morbidity in Sport Horses (Invitation to Speak, FEI Contribution of the veterinary profession to Equestrian sport. Hyderabad, India 2011 2011)
- Controlling endemic and epidemic diseases (Invitation to Speak, World Equine Veterinary Association, Hyderabad, India 2011. 2011)
- Home of Rest for Horses Clinical Evidence Literary Award (Equine Veterinary Journal and the Hors 2008)
- International Collaborative Research award 2006, (University of Queensland 2006)
- Home of Rest For Horses Clinical Evidence Literary Award 2005. (Prize, Equine Veterinary Journal and the Home of Rest for Horses 2005)