Born in Darlington, UK. Qualified in medicine 1980.
8 years of ENT training in Manchester, UK.
Senior Lecturer in ENT at Manchester Medical School
ENT Consultant & Clinical Director, Blackburn, UK. 1992 to 2010
Regional Advisor in ENT for North West England to Royal College of Surgeons
National Institute of Clinical Excellence advisor to Department of Health, UK
Clinical Modernisation Advisor for North West of England
Council Member for Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Rhinology & Laryngology, London