I qualified in medicine in 1975 at Trinity College, University of Dublin. I trained in Psychiatry at Guy’s Hospital, London. I have been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 1986 working in Canterbury (Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust) for which I work Full-time. I have a large general psychiatry catchment area assessing and treating patients with a wide range of psychiatric conditions as outpatients in a community mental health centre. I provide a psychiatry service to the University of Kent in Canterbury and consequently treat many young people. I have taught medical students from Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital, London and currently train medical students from St George’s University, Grenada where I am Assistant Professor. I am also Honorary Consultant to St Luke’s Hospital for the Clergy in London. I have contributed to papers on Schizophrenia, New Variant Crutzfeld-Jakob disease and have been involved in drug trials on medication for the treatment of Schizophrenia and Atypical depression. As well as working for the NHS, I work privately treating patients mainly for depressive disorders, stress related illness and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I was an examiner for eight years at the Royal College of Psychiatry. I was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1998. I regularly prepare medico-legal reports for both criminal and civil cases.