Now retired, I previously worked for 40 years in education. Initially, as a teacher of biology and chemistry in grammar and comprehensive schools. For the last thirty five years, I taught biological sciences and educational management up to degree level in Further Education. During this time, I had several management roles, the last of which was as academic registrar. All these roles developed my personal skill set which I hope will help me make a meaningful contribution to the Panel.
On a personal level, I love travelling, although that is on hold for the foreseeable future. On retirement, I set two targets, first, to travel round the world in stages, which I achieved. Secondly, to go to a horse race meeting at every course in Britain. This was completed in 2019, with all 61 courses visited across the length and breadth of the country.
After my wife was diagnosed with a chronic liver disease, I started to get involved with the LIVErNORTH charity and now serve as a governor. Through these experiences, I developed an interest in patient and carer needs as well as the wider availability of treatments and research. Hence the reason for joining the Panel.