I graduated with an honours in medicine from Leeds University and also completed a first-class degree in pharmacology, including studying the effects of medications on the brain. I trained as a junior doctor at St James Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary before researching the causes of multiple sclerosis at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University.
As a consultant neurologist at the Neurosciences Centre at Leeds General Infirmary, I have special responsibility for the provision and supervision of treatments for multiple sclerosis, including an active research programme. Over the years I have been an investigator in many pivotal MS treatment trials including Interferon, Tysabri and Teriflunamide.
In my general clinics I see patients with a wide range of conditions including headaches, blackouts and medically unexplained symptoms.
I am married with four daughters. I play bass guitar in a well-established local covers band. I am also a keen cyclist and member of a crossfit gym. I enjoy watching football with my father who is a lifelong supporter of Grimsby Town.