I graduated from The Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1997 and worked in mixed practice in Kent before undertaking a Residency in Equine Clinical Studies at the University of Cambridge in 2000. During this time, I gained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics). I then stayed at Cambridge for a further 3 years to complete a HBLB-funded PhD in cartilage biology.
I am a Senior Lecturer in Equine Orthopaedics, having joined the University of Liverpool in 2006 and I divide my time between clinical/teaching and research duties. Between 2013-2015, I undertook a 2-year research sabbatical looking into the role of antioxidants in osteoarthritis. My clinical role involves all aspects of equine orthopaedics, from lameness/poor performance work-ups to elective and emergency orthopaedic surgery as well as being involved in different diagnostic imaging modalities, particularly MRI, having been integral to its set-up at Liverpool.