Welcome to my website. Thanks for taking a look.
Here you will find the latest information about my career and my writing. Please click on the tabs above for more information.
In August I travelled to Papua New Guinea with a small faculty of teachers to deliver the SAFE (Safer Anaesthesia From Education) Obstetrics course to a large group of PNG’s anaesthetists. I had a wonderful time, and met some inspiring people, and came away humbled and with a new respect for my colleagues in PNG and the amazing work they do.
My latest published article appeared in the Sunday Star Times on 7th June 2015. It concerns the death of Casey Nathan shortly after giving birth. In the article I report that Australia has not released a study of maternal death figures since 2008. In fact, they have just released such a report, covering the years 2008-2012. The publication date of the report is 10th June 2015. You can download the full text of the report here for free.
Though I don’t normally write fiction, I contributed a short story to a collection called More Than Meets The Eye, a collaboration between 32 doctors who are also writers, who write under the pen name Doctor Inkwell. The theme is 32 short stories, each set in a single capsule of the London Eye, and happening at the same time. The collection is only available for your Kindle device. Paper copies will not be produced! All proceeds will go to the charity Sightsavers. Why not take a look?
Reviews of my book have appeared in Anaesthesia, the Bulletin of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the British Journal of Anaesthesia. The reviews have all been very favourable. My book, Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction was published in 2012. For a sample chapter, click here.
The book was also highlighted on the official Very Short Introductions Facebook page. Oxford University Press filmed a series of short interviews with me. The three interviews can be seen on its webpage The Truth About Anaesthesia, or on YouTube.