RESUME

EDUCATION
  • 2002
    2003
    Glasgow

    BSc (Med Sci) - Developmental Medicine

    UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

    Intercalated degree. Research project was on the stereologic analysis of the distribution of myosin and elastin in placentas from smoking and non-smoking mothers.
  • 1999
    2005
    Glasgow

    MBChB - Medicine

    UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

    Medical degree at Glasgow University. Included electives at Great Ormond Street Hospital London, and Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu.
  • 2005
    2007
    Stirling & Glasgow

    Foundation Training

    NHS Education for Scotland

    FY1: Surgery and medicine at Stirling Royal Infirmary. FY2: Oncology (Beatson Unit, Glasgow), General Surgery (Western Infirmary/Gartnavel), Paediatric Endocrinology (Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow)
  • 2009

    DCH: Diploma of Child Health

    Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health

  • 2007
    2010
    Ayrshire

    MRCGP: GP Training

    NHS Ayrshire & Arran

    Based with London Road Medical Practice, Kilmarnock. Rotations included A&E and Medicine (Ayr Hospital), Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics (Crosshouse Hospital).
General Practice
  • 2010
    2011
    Isle of Arran

    GP Rural Fellowship

    NHS Education for Scotland / Arran

  • 2011
    2013
    Isle of Arran

    Salaried GP

    Arran Medical Group

  • 2013
    2019
    Isle of Arran

    GP Principal

    Arran Medical Group

    Ten-GP practice providing full range of rural medical services - from core general practice to A&E and inpatient care at Arran War Memorial Hospital. In addition, we provided out-of-hours, forensic medical services, prehospital 'BASICS' care and more. I had specific responsibilities in the practice for IT, patient access, emergency care, respiratory medicine, the rural fellowship and undergraduate teaching.
  • 2019
    present
    East Lothian

    Portfolio GP

    In April 2019 I became a Locum GP on Arran. In July 2019 I moved to East Lothian, where I worked as a salaried GP with Tranent Medical Practice, a locum GP throughout the area and on an ad-hoc basis with Lothian Unscheduled Care Service (LUCS). In January 2020 I became a salaried GP at Lauderdale Medical Practice, Dunbar, until becoming a GP Principal there in April 2020.
  • Apr 2020
    present
    Dunbar, East Lothian

    GP Principal

    Lauderdale Medical Practice, Dunbar

    One of four partners in a semi-rural location on the East Coast of Scotland. I also continue to work occasional locum sessions across East Lothian, and on an ad-hoc basis with Lothian Unscheduled Care Service (LUCS).
ACADEMIC POSITIONS
  • 2011
    present
    Glasgow

    Peer Reviewer

    InnovAiT Journal (RCGP)

    Occasional reviewer for the RCGP journal for GP trainees.
  • 2016
    2019
    Dundee

    Honorary Senior Clinical Teacher (Medicine)

    University of Dundee

  • 2014
    present
    Glasgow

    Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (Medicine)

    University of Glasgow

  • 2020
    present
    Edinburgh

    Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (Medicine)

    University of Edinburgh

Committee & Representation Work
  • 2008
    2010
    London

    Trainee Representative

    RCGP Associates in Training Committee

    Representing West of Scotland Trainees. I also organised the Trainees' stream of the RCGP Annual Conference, held in Glasgow in 2009.
  • 2011
    2014
    Aberuthven

    Co-Director / Company Secretary

    BASICS Scotland

    Initially co-opted to BASICS Scotland Board in 2011, and a Director from September 2012 to December 2014.
  • 2012
    2017
    Edinburgh

    Member

    RCGP Scottish Council

    Including a focus on input regarding First5 and rural issues. I have also been media trained to work with TV, radio and print journalists.
  • 2012
    2018

    Clinical Governance Co-Lead

    BASICS Scotland

    Since 2012 we have developed a system for clinical governance - including regular VC meetings - for responders across Scotland.
  • 2013
    2016

    Undergraduate Liaison

    Rural GP Association of Scotland

    Oversee undergraduate student input to the annual conference, and set up the RGPAS Student & Travel Scholarship programme in 2015.
  • 2016
    2018

    Chair

    Rural GP Association of Scotland

    Representing the needs and views of rural GPs across Scotland. There's lots of fantastic work going on in rural practice, and RGPAS aims to showcase some of this. There have also been challenges, including concerns around the implementation of the new GP contract in rural Scotland. This has required skills such as regularly chairing committee meetings, engagement with members and work with media to represent these concerns. This experience has led to understanding of the medicopolitics that are defining Scottish general practice today.
  • 2018
    2019

    Vice-Chair

    Rural GP Association of Scotland

Other roles
  • 2010
    2017
    Isle of Arran

    Co-ordinator

    Arran Resilience

    Co-ordinator to the Arran Resilience group, which brings together the emergency teams on Arran. In 2013, Arran Resilience was awarded the UK Resilience Team of the Year award by the UK Emergency Planning Society.
  • 2013
    2018
    Isle of Arran

    Team Member

    Arran Mountain Rescue Team

  • 2015
    2019
    RNLI Lamlash

    Lifeboat Medical Adviser (LMA)

    Royal National Lifeboat Institution

    Providing on-shore input, particularly in the provision of RNLI medical examinations for current and prospective crew. Deputy LMA until 2017 when I took over the role of LMA.
  • 2015
    2017
    Isle of Arran

    Founder & Past Chair

    ConnectArran

    ConnectArran was set up to catalyse development and innovation on Arran. This project aimed to be a helpful conduit to lilnk the local population & businesses with regulators & connectivity pioneers, in order to facilitate far-reaching connectivity across the island. The project led to the successful deployment of the first consumer-level 'Dynamic Spectrum/WhiteSpace' provision of superfast internet to Machrie and the South End of Arran, two areas that were set to lose out to the BT roll-out of superfast broadband. We also saw effective lobbying to improve 4G and other connectivity around the island, such that the project concluded in 2017.