I am a professor of primary care in the Department of Health Services Research in the University of Liverpool. I previously worked in Cardiff and then Bangor Universities, and was director of research and development for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. I work as a GP in Plas Menai, Llanfairfechan in North Wales for one day per week. My research programme includes the rehabilitation of chronic disease such as hip fracture in the frail elderly, osteoarthritis and cancer; and encouraging physical activity in sedentary individuals at risk of developing chronic disease. I contribute to undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, and am a member of the academic wellbeing team for student welfare and support of studies in the School of Medicine.