I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2003 obtaining MBChB (Hons) and BSc (Hons) in anatomical sciences. I underwent basic surgical training at Manchester Royal Infirmary and spent 6 months working as a Demonstrator in Anatomy in the medical school. In 2007, I entered higher surgical training in the North Western Deanery and developed an interest in colorectal surgery. In October 2011, I started a two-year period of research into the inherited colorectal cancer syndromes, bowel screening and genetic biomarkers under the supervision of Prof James Hill, and was awarded my MD Medicine in March 2015. I resumed my clinical training and following completion of training in August 2016, I plan to undertake a fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, with an interest in rectal cancer, colonoscopy and screening.