I qualified in medicine from The University of Edinburgh in 1989 and trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in Glasgow, where I was Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. I completed my Orthopaedic training in Toronto, Canada with Fellowships in Orthopaedic Oncology and Lower Limb Reconstruction at the Mount Sinai Hospital.
I gained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1993 and the specialist Fellowship in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery in 1999. In 2005 I graduated with a higher degree (MD) having written a thesis on the subject of adult soft tissue tumours.
I was appointed as a Consultant at the Freeman Hospital in 2001. I am interested in research in bone and soft tissue tumours, and hip and knee replacement. I am a Past President of the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, and a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Sarcoma Studies Group.