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 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
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.
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.