I graduated in medicine from Trinity College, Cambridge and Christ Church, Oxford. After basic surgical training in London, I undertook my higher surgical training in plastic surgery in Oxford.
My research career began as a Wellcome Trust Fellow at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, where I studied the molecular genetics of human limb malformation. I was then appointed NIHR clinical lecturer in Oxford, developing my own research group looking at the molecular genetics of Dupuytren’s disease, funded by an Intermediate Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust.
My current research is based at NDORMS, Oxford University, and encompass the genetics and epidemiology of hand surgery and related conditions. This includes studying both elective and traumatic conditions, basic laboratory research, drug discovery, and early phase clinical trials.