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About Me

The overview – I’m a former cardiovascular researcher, biomedical scientist and healthcare consultant turned freelance writer. I help businesses and publications tell compelling stories about the fascinating world of healthcare.

I originally trained as a Biomedical Scientist. I spent a year working in a haematology lab before following my love for learning to study vascular physiology at Nottingham University.

I gained my PhD in December 2017, presenting my work at both national and international conferences along the way. I have since had my work published in the American Journal of Physiology.

I then left the world of academia for the world of healthcare consultancy where I worked on a project helping GP practices understand their workflow, staffing needs and how to combat future pressures with regards to an ageing population and GP recruitment shortages.

I’m not just into science and health though. I also love sport.

For a decade a was a national level competitive swimmer and passed on my knowledge through teaching and coaching. I am also an avid fan of the NFL and have been lucky enough to watch many games at the London international series.

I have also been a part of the Scout movement for most of my life. A movement I am proud to be associated with and one that has given me many opportunities.

These have included attending international scouting events in Kenya and Canada and gaining my Queen’s Scout Award which enabled me to go on parade at Windsor Castle.

Industries I Write About


Science & Medicine

Health & Wellness

My Writing Samples

Activation of Notch signalling by soluble Dll4 decreases vascular permeability via a cAMP/PKA-depend

A research article published in the American Journal of Physiology detailing the findings of my research into the effects of Dll4 on vascular permeability.


Is Modern Medicine causing us more harm?

A thought piece about how the development of medicine and healthcare has impacted on our lives and if it has played a role in some of the more recent healthcare challenges we now face.


Vascular permeability, angiogenesis and the role of delta-like ligand 4

My PhD thesis. I spent 3.5 years researching the role that the vascular protein Delta-like Ligand 4 plays in the control of vascular permeability to water.


Is Video-calling your doctor the future for GP practices?

A blog post discussing the changing face of general practice medicine, the integration of technology in healthcare and the implementation of video-call consultations.



Senior Advisor/Associate

I worked as part of a team working to deliver workforce planning tools to Primary Care practices helping ensure the efficient use of human resources in combating future challenges. My responsibilities include; Data processing, analysis and clearly communicating any significant insight to colleagues prior to client meetings. Supporting the continual development of the tools.

Company: PA Consulting

I worked there from 9/2017 until 4/2018

Content I Write