Trained in Edinburgh. Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Past presidencies North of England Surgical Society, British Laryngological Association; Laryngology and Rhinology section of the RSM; ORS; Edinburgh Harveian Society.
Council Member RCSEd.
Clinical interests: voice and swallow including TNO and local anaesthetic laryngeal interventions.
Research on the upper aerodigestive tract includes dysphagia, snoring, putative relevance of reflux disease and upper airway innate immunity.
Supervisor of 15 completed doctorates, 2 in progress. Author of 225 scientific papers.