Graduated from Bristol Veterinary school in 1988. Two years as a research assistant in Surgery department working on anaesthetic pharmacokinetics. 1992 - 2003 owner and senior clinician in Honeybourne Veterinary surgery, a 5-vet companion animal practice in Cheltenham. Part time study for an MSc in Applied statistics and consultancy work in health economics leading to joining University of Edinburgh as a DEFRA funded research fellow in 2005 working on post-epidemic surveillance design (and part time PhD). Joined R(D)SVS in 2012 as a lecturer in Statistics and Veterinary Epidemiology. Lead design of undergraduate EBVM education, statistical and epidemiological support for postgraduate students and staff and development of statistical and epidemiological research projects in area of animal health and disease surveillance.