I am a Consultant Psychiatrist with a breadth and depth of experience in clinical practice, medical reporting and medicolegal work. I have over 15 years’ experience assessing and treating patients with a full range of general adult mental health problems, including mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders and other anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, somatoform disorders and personality disorders.
In addition to general adult psychiatry, I have specialist expertise in eating disorders. am the Clinical Director for the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Eating Disorder Service which covers a regional specialist eating disorder unit, and six community outpatient teams throughout the Trust’s footprint.
I am the Clinical Lead of the Northwest Provider Collaborative for Adult Eating Disorders. I am a member of the Northwest MARSIPAN (Management of Really Sick Patients with Anorexia Nervosa), and an elected member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Eating Disorders Executive Board.
I have completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Diploma and Certificate for Introduction to Civil Procedure Rules. I have been instructed by both Claimant and Defendant (75/25 split) as well as several Court of Protection cases. I can assess clients both virtually or in person. My turnaround time for a report is less than two weeks.
My areas of expertise include:
Adult psychiatry, including: • Accident • Anxiety disorders • Bereavement and grief • Chronic pain • Capacity • Depression • Eating disorders • Fitness to plead • Liaison psychiatry • Medical negligence • Mental disorder • Military and armed forces. Mood disorders • Occupational • Paranoia • Personality disorders • Post-traumatic stress disorders • Psychotic disorders • Road traffic accidents • Schizophrenia • Selfesteem • Self-injury • Somatisation and conversion disorders • Stress disorders • Testamentary capacity • Trauma.