I am a consultant general and colorectal surgeon in NHS Tayside. I am Teaching Lead for General Surgery for the University of Dundee. I am a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and sit on the Paediatric SSB as a general surgeon with an interest in the general surgery of childhood. I trained in Dundee, completing my undergraduate degree in 2001 with distinction and commendation. I gained my surgical membership in 2004, completed a Doctor of Medicine in 2014 and was awarded my fellowship of the college of surgeons in 2016 with the GB Ong medal for the highest mark in the FRCS and the ASGBI Gold Medal for the FRCS.