Consultant Psychiatrist (NHS Lothian) Substance Misuse Service & Chronic Pain Service

Writer & blogger

Chair Addictions Faculty RCPsych in Scotland 2020-22

Peer Support Psychiatrist for Psychiatrists’ Support Service

Previous committee member Doctors Support Network

University degrees:

MBChB (Edin) 1988

MPhil Psychiatry (Edin) 2000

MSc (Distinction) Clinical Management of Pain (Edin) 2016

MA (Merit) Creative Writing (Open) 2021

Professional qualifications:

FRCPsych 2019

MRCPsych 2000

MRCGP 1996


Morris Markowe Public Education Prize 2015 (RCPsych)

Prize for top graduating student in MSc Pain 2016 (University of Edin)

Short listed for Psychiatric Communicator of Year 2021 RCPsych