I am a consultant neurologist and Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Otago.
I trained in medicine in Aberdeen, Scotland and trained in neurology in Glasgow and in Rennes (France). I have a neurosciences PhD. I came to New Zealand in 2012.
I have special expertise in epilepsy, with extensive research records in brain blood flow during seizures and psychogenic seizures. I directed the Scottish Epilepsy Centre, a residential assessment centre for difficult epilepsies and diagnostic problems. I led a programme for epilepsy surgery for 20 years, pioneered the use of SEEG in the UK and was chairman of the Scottish Managed Surgical Network for Epilepsy. I led a multidisciplinary service for psychogenic seizures. I have published 80 research articles, and have 209 publications in total, mainly on cerebral blood flow, psychogenic seizures and other aspects of epilepsy.