I joined Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital paediatric nephrology department as a consultant in 2015. Previously I worked in Evelina London Children’s Hospital as a locum consultant and completed my training in paediatric nephrology at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 2014.
Since joining the department in Manchester I have developed my interests in rare metabolic causes of renal disease, all forms of dialysis, chronic kidney disease, assessing and preparing children for kidney transplant and transition.
An early achievement in post was the development of the paediatric multi-professional annual review clinic for children with cystinosis in 2016. The service links adult and paediatric nephrology services, as well as ophthalmology, endocrine, neurology and psychology across three hospitals.
I also contribute to the department’s research portfolio; I am principal investigator for several clinical trials (commercial and non-commercial), on average 2-3 trials per year.
In 2018 I obtained a Masters Degree in Health Care Leadership and was awarded the NHS Leadership Academy Award in Senior Healthcare Leadership. I have been the clinical lead for the department since 2018. I practice an inclusive leadership style with the multi-professional team that I work with and the patients that I care for. I have overseen the expansion and redesign of the paediatric nephrology service, including expansion of team members, specialist nursing roles, allied health professionals and the research team. The dialysis unit has seen some of the biggest changes, which now includes the option of home haemodialysis for our patients.
Outside of work, I am a keen runner with amateur skills! My first fundraising event for KFL was running the Great North Run on a very hot day in 2019. My next challenge will be cycling form Vietnam to Cambodia; I cycle in to work most days, so hopefully my training has already begun. I joined KFL as trustee in 2020 and look forward to working with the charity to support vital kidney research, training and patient support for those living with kidney disease