Qualifying from Newcastle University in 1999, obtaining Membership of the United Kingdom College in 2006 and the Australian and New Zealand College in 2010, I have extensive clinical experience both in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
From 2006 to 2013 I worked as a consultant psychiatrist at a Community Mental Health Centre in Counties Manukau District Health Board. Since mid-2013 I have been working as an inpatient consultant psychiatrist with Auckland District Healthboard at Auckland Hospital. This job mix provides me with extensive experience in dealing with mental health problems that occur in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
I also hold an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer position with the University of Auckland.
As a psychiatrist I am interested in depression, anxiety and alcohol use disorders. Currently studying for a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and running my own business, I have insights into the stress associated with working in business in the current economic climate.
My training both in the United Kingdom and New Zealand has provided me with the comfort and expertise to work in a truly biopsychosocial manner and when discussing management options, I believe I can offer choice and flexibility to work with you and achieve the best outcome.
• Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
• Bachelor of Medical Science
• Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education
• Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
• Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
As an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Auckland and as an inpatient psychiatrist with Auckland District Health Board. These two roles allow me the chance to maintain a busy clinical workload whilst ensuring that I am up to date with current developments in the treatment of mental illness.
Master in Business Administration (MBA) through the University of Auckland. This postgraduate degree is a departure from the scientific world of medicine and provides me with an insight into the unique stresses experienced by people running small to medium sized enterprises.
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