I qualified in medicine with honours from the University of Leicester in 2002. Following basic surgical training in the East Midlands I undertook my doctoral research in the Dept of Transplant Surgery at the University of Leicester under the aegis of Professor Michael Nicholson. My thesis, which I was awarded with distinction, investigated the mechanisms of rapamycin toxicity in pancreatic beta cells. During this time I was also involved in work developing ex-vivo normothermic perfusion as a preservation technique for kidneys prior to transplantation. I undertook specialist surgical training in general, HPB and transplant surgery in the East Midlands deanery and subsequently at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge as a Clinical Lecturer in the Dept of Surgery at the University of Cambridge. I took up my current post as a Consultant Transplant and Sarcoma Surgeon at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals in September 2016. Prior to this I worked for a year at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne as a Consultant in HPB & Transplant Surgery. My main research interest is ex-vivo normothermic perfusion for the assessment and preservation of organs prior to transplantation. My clinical interests include all aspects of renal transplant surgery, retroperitoneal sarcoma and general surgery.