I was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in Mount Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula. I trained in both Medicine and Dentistry and specialised in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. I graduated in Dentistry from the University of Melbourne and Medicine and specialist training from The University of Adelaide, completing a Masters Degree and thesis. My thesis involved an investigation of a type of surgery to lengthen the lower jaw, and involved clinical work as well as an animal model study. I passed my fellowship examination in 2001 (FRACDS (OMS)).
I commenced private specialist practice in Mornington in 2001. I have had an appointment with Southern Health as a Maxillofacial Consultant for over 10 years. I am a preferred provider for Maxillofacial Services to The Royal Australian Navy. I have worked as a Consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and with Peninsula Health for several years.
I enjoy teaching and have carried out volunteer work in PNG helping to train a local registrar and am actively involved in training junior doctors. In addition, I have undertaken volunteer surgery, mainly cleft lip and palate, in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam for 13 years. I have trained Vietnamese doctors and have contributed to an annual conference.
I live on the Mornington Peninsula with my family and enjoy water sports and outdoor pursuits.