I have been a consultant at Gateshead since 2017 having started my medical training in Yorkshire and completed specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the North East. I see women with a wide range of problems and specialise in minimal access (keyhole) gynaecology operations, including procedures to diagnose problems as well more complex procedures, such as removing ovarian cysts and cancers of the womb. I am very pleased to offer day case hysterectomies, where we aim for patients to be discharged home to recover the same day as having a keyhole hysterectomy performed. I am a Principal Investigator for an exciting national study for women at increased risk of ovarian cancer (PROTECTOR trial). I am a member of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) and am pleased to be on the faculty of the northern hub of the BSGE National Training Programme, teaching advanced laparoscopic skills to budding minimal access Gynaecologists. I also look after pregnant women with a weekly antenatal clinic, as well as regularly being the consultant on call for Labour Ward and performing elective caesarean section operating lists. I have been the obstetric lead for the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme – a national initiative to improve care for women and babies – and have run projects within our department to improve the detection of pregnant women with diabetes and the management of babies who require additional care after delivery. I am an educational supervisor for both Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and GPs in training and run a regional training day for HENE. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my young family and love my native Northumbrian countryside.
I joined Queen Elizabeth Hospital as a Consultant in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine in 2011. I continue to contribute to the Maternity and Gynaecology services in the Trust as well as IVF treatment at Gateshead Fertility unit. I take pride in being able to provide continuity of care for women on their reproductive journey from assisted conception through IVF and supporting them through their pregnancy right up to their delivery and beyond. I have a keen interest in Research in Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine. As the Research Lead for Obstetrics I am the Principal Investigator for several national trials which in time will make a difference in improving patient care through better Evidence Based Medicine.
I have been a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in QEH Gateshead since June 2020. I have trained in the region and have a specialist interest in Subfertility and Reproductive medicine, Outpatient procedures and High risk obstetric care. I am currently the fetal monitoring and guideline lead for the department and my obstetric interests include looking after women with a high risk of preterm delivery and women with mental health needs. I am also a member of the RCOG and British fertility society.
Graduated from the University of Aberdeen Medical School in 2006, completed specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the North East of England, obtaining Certificate of Completion of Training in 2015, with special interest in early pregnancy complications, and minimal access gynaecology. Since taking up post as a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the QE in 2015, I have developed the outpatient hysteroscopy service, take an active role in the Early Pregnancy service, and is the lead for Undergraduate Medical Education, taking responsibility for the medical student rotations in Women’s Health. Within obstetrics, I have established the perinatal mental health antenatal clinic, working in close partnership with the regional perinatal service for women suffering with mental health problems during their pregnancy.