I completed my medical degree at the University of London in 2003. Following graduation proxime accesit to the University Medal, I worked for several years in England before visiting Australia, where I fell in love with a Queenslander and with Queensland. I completed medical residency in Queensland, with specialist neurology training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Gold Coast Hospital. This training gave me a broad experience caring for patients and their families affected by neurological disease.
I was then lucky enough to be chosen for a prestigious ANZAN overseas training post, which allowed me to continue learning and caring for patients at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA. Whilst at the Mayo Clinic, I completed fellowships in advanced clinical neurology and clinical neurophysiology, which allowed me to develop expertise in advanced techniques including single fibre electromyography, and nerve and muscle ultrasound, before returning to practice in Brisbane. I am a senior medical officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital where I run the neuromuscular and botulinum toxin clinics and train future neurologists in neurophysiology. I hold a visiting medical officer position at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
During my training in Queensland I developed a research interest in the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis and continue to work towards a PhD in this area under the mentorship of Prof. Simon Broadley at Griffith University. Our research into multiple sclerosis focuses upon genetic and environmental risk factors, and has been featured by MS Research Australia in 2014 and 2016.
I was awarded the James G MacLeod Advanced Trainee award at the 2012 ANZAN annual conference. I have also won awards from Griffith University, QLD for clinical research.
My other research interests include mononeuropathies, quality and safety of EMG, and nerve and muscle ultrasound. For those who are interested, more details of my research can be found at ResearchGate, and at ORCID. My professional profile can be found at LinkedIn.
I am a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (RACP), and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).