I continued medical studies in
the United States, before returning to London and then Edinburgh
to train in
psychiatry, going on to work as a Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry in
In 2014 I took up a new role in the UK's first Transplant Psychiatry
post, working with the kidney, liver and pancreas transplant services in Edinburgh.
I have written or
co-written many scientific papers, books, book chapters, and editorials in the
fields of non-cardiac chest pain, transplant psychiatry, and euthanasia. I’ve
contributed chapters to
the Edinburgh textbooks of psychiatry and medicine, which
have between them sold 200,000+ copies.
I've lectured at international meetings
on the similarites and differences between creating fictional
characters and the central skill - for all doctors, but especially
psychiatrists - of taking a patient's history.