I have been a laboratory animal veterinarian for almost 40 years, and spent most of that time working on pain assessment and pain alleviation. I stepped down as Director of the animal facilities at Newcastle University this year, but continue to carry out research, teach and develop e-learning materials.
I have taught a range of topics to animal technicians, veterinarians, research workers, undergraduates and the general public for most of my career. I have also been developing teaching and training resources to disseminate best practice in anaesthesia and analgesia for over 30 years, and am currently co-developing a series of e-learning programs.
I have been a module tutor at CLAST for two years, and am also currently a member of the board of trustees.
My hobbies are birdwatching, wildlife photography, hiking and computer gaming.