An experienced medically qualified clinical microbiologist who has made a significant contribution to national agendas and policy working groups on clinical microbiology and infection prevention and control matters.
Particular areas of interest include endocarditis and spinal infection. I undertake weekly endocarditis and spinal infection ward rounds and am involved in on-going patient care with the hospital at home team.
I am closely involved with our regional burns and plastics unit, contributing to the burns intensive care. MDT. I work with a regional ENT team and also a busy maternity and paediatric unit. In addition, I am regularly involved with general medical and surgical patients. This includes management of sepsis and its source control, diabetic foot problems, osteomyelitis and septic arthritis. I work with the orthopaedic team to provide input into managing patients with bone and joint infection and on- going care.
From April 2018 I led the setting up and running of the infection component at the new Anglia Ruskin University Medical School in Chelmsford. I lecture on this course and am also involved in bedside teaching.
I currently write 50 - 60 medico-legal reports a year, 90% for the Claimant. I comply with the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Direction Part 35. I complete at least one medico-legal training course a year. In 2023 I gained the University of Strathclyde Inspire Medilaw expert witness certificate. I have experience in joint expert meetings and court attendance.
I am fully insured with the MPS for my work as an expert witness (number 182986) and comply with data protection (Information commissioner registration number: ZA338577).
MB BS University of London 1977 MSc (Medical Microbiology), LondonSchool of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 1982 Fellow, RoyalCollege of Pathology 1996 MBA, Open University 1999 NEBOSH Certificate with distinction 2000 Diploma of Hospital Infection Control 2002 Cardiff Expert Witness Certificate 2007 Advanced Leader Certificate, British Association of Medical Mangers 2007 Associate Member of the Academy of Experts 2014 University of Strathclyde InspireMedilaw expert witness certificate 2023 Royal Society of Medicine British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy HealthCare Infection Society British Infection Association