He trained in colorectal surgery in Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota USA, and Birmingham. He is a Past President of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and has also been Chairman of the Education and Training Committee.
He has been involved in the organisation of a number of teaching courses in colorectal surgery over the last 20 years.
He was lead author on the 2013 ACPGBI position statement on the management of malignant colonic polyps and the 2007 position statement on the management of anal fistulas.
He is Co-editor of Contemporary Coloproctology and an Associate Editor of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.