Doctor, editor, educator
I’m an experienced general practitioner, a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP).
I am the Deputy Editor of the British Journal of General Practice and Editor-in-Chief of the Harm Reduction Journal. Both are respected academic journals with strong identities and I am enthusiastic about the importance of communicating science effectively and compassionately.
I am the Director of Community Studies at Lancaster Medical School. I’ve been involved with the Medical School since its inception in 2006 and have had an important role in ensuring students receive a thorough grounding in primary care.
I have extensive experience, as a clinician, in managing people who use substances. Whether it is injecting drugs, alcohol dependence or using the latest novel psychoactive substances I understand how to help deliver care to achieve the best possible outcomes.
I’ve written extensively for academic and professional publications. I continue to write non-fiction on a range of topics that interest me.
I have worked on a variety of projects over the years and I am happy to discuss any future opportunities for collaboration.