I am a Clinical Endocrinologist with a conjoint appointment with University of Newcastle. I graduated with a degree in Medical Science and Experimental Psychology from Cambridge University in 1996.
I completed my MBBS medical degree at King’s College London in 1999 and then joined Imperial College London as a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, completing a PhD in 2007.
My postdoctoral research was in the field of appetite control as a National Institute for Health Research Clinical Lecturer. I moved to Newcastle, Australia in 2012 and continue to research and publish in the field of endocrinology, with special interest in transgender medicine, antenatal endocrinology and metabolic health.
I want to find ways to make a difference to the people who need access to endocrine care and those living with chronic disease. I have particular interests in obesity and diabetes; the care of people with endocrine conditions during pregnancy; and the delivery of gender-affirming hormonal care to transgender people, binary and non-binary.
I would like my research to improve the wellbeing of people with chronic disease; to provide a healthy start for the babies of women with diabetes; and deliver a healthy future for transgender people.