I am a former pupil of Teesside High School, attending from 1978 to 1985. I studied Medicine at Birmingham University and gained an honours degree in 1990. My junior Dr years were spent in the West Midlands where I trained to be GP and became a partner in Staffordshire in 1993. We then decided to move back to the North East in 2002 and I have worked at Eaglescliffe Medical Practice as a GP partner ever since.
As well as my clinical role, I am an enthusiastic medical teacher; I teach medical students from Newcastle University and am the GP trainer in the practice (training doctors to be GPs).
I am married to Nick, who is also a local GP, and our daughters attended Teesside High School from Nursery until the end of Sixth Form. Both girls are now at university studying Medicine. Teesside High has played an enormous role in my family’s lives; its nurturing environment has given my children self-confidence, independence as well as superb academic achievement for them both. I feel very privileged at being appointed as a governor in 2018 and very excited by the opportunity to help this amazing school and its family of staff and pupils move forward.
My interests include hill walking, travel, films, reading and the odd glass of wine!