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    I'm a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors, and the author of Also Human.


    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

    BMJ Careers

    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:

    The Chaos Theory of Careers

    Occupational White Coat Syndrome

    Parking Your Patients

    Doctors and the C Word

    Bad Advice

    Happier as a vet?


    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.

    Online resources

    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.

  • Practice

    I have over 20 years of experience as an occupational psychologist, and now focus exclusively on supporting doctors and dentists.

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    Career Planning for Doctors

    I provide comprehensive career development service for doctors and dentists.

  • Media

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    The Guardian

    Panic, chronic anxiety and burnout: doctors at breaking point

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    The Psychologist

    A Simple Truth

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    Daily Mail

    Psychologist sheds light on the inner lives of medics

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    Daily Telegraph

    Depression, burn out, trauma, exhaustion: inside the minds of doctors

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    What drives doctors to suicide?