Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Trainer
Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors
Published in March 2018 by Penguin Random House (UK) and Basic Books (US), Also Human is my first book for the general reader.
'Written with perceptive sympathy for the wounded healer, it is necessary reading for both doctors and patients.' Hilary Mantel
'Crucial and timely.' Atul Gawande
'Fascinating and troubling. Read it and weep.' Susie Orbach
I’ve written lots of articles for the careers section of the British Medical Journal on a huge range of different topics. I was also an "agony aunt" for the Student BMJ.
Here are a few of my articles:
Even further back – together with my friend and colleague Dr Joan Reid, I wrote this book, for medical students, junior doctors and the senior consultants who supervise them. It’s been re-printed 3 times, and is still used by students and doctors throughout the UK.
I’ve written a number of e-learning modules on topics including supporting international medical graduates; supervision skills and career planning. I also wrote the Medicine On Track (MOT) career planning programme for the Medical Defence Union.
Speaking & Training
I’ve spoken about medical career issues at conferences in the UK, in Europe and also in the US.
Training & Facilitation
I run workshops for medical students, junior doctors, and senior consultants on topics including speciality choice; building career resilience; managing transitions; preparing for consultancy and effective supervision.
I have over 20 years of experience as an occupational psychologist, and now focus exclusively on supporting doctors and dentists.