Professional background

I graduated from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge in 1989, and from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1993. I was the first doctor in the UK to complete a joint training programme in both conventional and complementary medicine, and have recognised postgraduate qualifications in allergy and several complementary therapy modalities including herbal medicine (phytotherapy). In 2006 I set up the first NHS herbal medicine service, which I continue to offer.

I have been working at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine since 1996, leading the general medicine, chronic fatigue and allergy services, and have been its clinical director since 2014.

I now practice exclusively in adult allergy.

Research interests

I treat patients with a wide range of mostly chronic medical problems, using complementary medicine safely and effectively alongside orthodox medicine. In 2006 I set up the first NHS herbal medicine service at RLHIM, with products approved for safety and quality by UCLH Use of Medicines Committee. I have also set up Group Acupuncture Clinics for treatment of knee osteoarthritis, back and neck pain, and chronic headache. I also run UCLH Allergy Clinic. I am a Council member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy.