I qualified in medicine from London University in 1990. She pursued her training initially in surgery and then specialised in Emergency Medicine. I spent a year as a Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellow and was awarded an MD whilst undertaking higher training in Emergency Medicine. I then joined Sheffield University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer in 2001 and was promoted to Reader in 2007 and Personal Chair in 2010. I divide my time between the university and as a consultant at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust emergency department. My main research interests and passion include evaluating complex interventions in emergency and urgent care. I am particularly interested in the evaluation of new roles and alternative pathways of care.
I am most proud of staying married for nearly 25 years (to the same man) and bringing up two lovely girls so far pretty successfully and balancing this with working full time! I am keen to promote sustainable careers for women in EM and demonstrating that it is possible to have a rewarding career and wonderful family life!