BA(Oxon) MSc MBBS (Lond) MRCGP DCH DFSRH
I have always worked in diverse inner-city areas, in London, Bristol and now Brighton. I worked for the homeless health service in Bristol before joining Arch. Alongside this I worked in a general practice serving a multi-ethnic community, where I helped to set up a complex needs clinic for people with difficulty accessing primary care and served as the adult safeguarding lead. I witnessed the impact of addiction on people’s lives and completed the RCGP Certificate in Drug Misuse Part 2 to inform my work.
As a junior doctor, I researched into and published on the healthcare response to domestic abuse. This highlighted the broader determinants of health, which we can influence as GPs.
Before studying medicine, I worked in the charitable sector and NHS management. I also enjoy teaching and have taught student doctors throughout my career.
Alongside my role at Arch, I am also a Lecturer in medical education at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
My motivation is to reduce health inequalities; Arch aspires to provide excellent care to patients with greater need. We need specialist services like Arch, to better match resources to need, and to address the challenges our patients have accessing care. I share Arch’s values of honesty and fairness and like working for a not-for-profit organisation.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with family and being outside whenever possible!