He qualified from Newcastle Upon Tyne University in 1991. After junior doctor posts in Newcastle upon Tyne and Middlesbrough he took up his specialist registrar training at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1994 and a Fellow in 2003. During his registrar training he completed a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) on the genetics of Parkinson’s disease and developed a subspecialist interest in movement disorders and Parkinson’s disease. He was appointed to the GMC specialist register for neurology in 2000.
He was appointed Consultant Neurologist at Hope Hospital (now Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust) in 2000. He provides a general neurology service and specialist clinics in movement disorders. In 2013 he joined the Nationally commissioned Neurofibromatosis Type 2 services based at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester as Consultant Neurologist in addition to continuing at Salford Royal. He commenced his private practice in 2000 and has extensive experience in movement disorders, Parkinson’s disease, assessment for movement disorders surgery, epilepsy, headaches, multiple sclerosis and the investigation of emergency neurological disorders. He is an approved provider for Chronic Migraine and has lectured on it’s use nationally.
In 2007 he was made clinical director of the neurology department at Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, based at Salford Royal Hospital and in 2002 was appointed as Clinical Director of Medical Neurosciences covering; Neurology, stroke services, neurorehabilitation, neurophysiology and neuropsychology.
Since 2017 he has been chairman of The Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences MCCN), which is one of the busiest units in the UK. In addition to his medical leadership role he has a busy NHS clinical practice in general neurology, movement disorders, Neurofibromatosis Type 2 and treatment injection therapy.