I studied medicine at Hertford College, Oxford, and undertook my postgraduate training in Oxford and London. I then returned to Oxford University Hospitals in 2006 to specialize in haematology, and was appointed as a consultant haematologist in 2014. During my postgraduate clinical training, I undertook research leading to a DPhil, examining the transcriptional regulation of alpha globin expression, in the lab of Prof Doug Higgs in the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit.
I now work for the medical school as Clinical Tutor for Laboratory Medicine, and I am responsible for the ten-week Laboratory Medicine Course in the first year of clinical training. This is the course on which students learn about the mechanisms of disease and the process of making a diagnosis. In addition, I also maintain an active role in the NHS department of clinical haematology.
For Jesus College students, I provide preclinical teaching in haematology and oncology for the 1st BM exams, and general clinical teaching through years 3-6 of the course. More generally in the clinical school, I work with a team of colleagues to coordinate teaching in all the laboratory medicine disciplines: haematology, immunology, microbiology, clinical biochemistry and clinical genetics.
As a clinician, I am responsible for educational and clinical supervision of haematologists in training. My previous roles have included being regional training programme director and speciality advisory board representative for haematology training.
My clinical work focuses on red cell haematology and laboratory diagnostics. I am interested in disorders of the structure and function of haemoglobin, and I continue to collaborate with colleagues in the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit. In addition, I am interested in evidence-based approaches to teaching and examination in medicine.
Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College: Medicine