I have lived in Stokesley since 2000, when I started working as a consultant psychiatrist with the local Mental Health NHS Trust. I have since been the Director of Medical Education for the Trust and am currently Deputy Medical Director. I also have national responsibilities in the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I come from the South West but moved to the North East to study medicine at Newcastle University. With my background in medical education, I am particularly interested in how the school improves teaching quality through staff training and development. My oldest son is about to leave school, but I have twins with a few years to go yet.