I was brought up in Manchester and my sports background is in rugby (union & league – Cambridge & Oxford University “Blues” & Combined England Students) & waterskiing (European Junior champion) before retiring after shoulder and ankle injuries. My general orthopaedic training was in the West Midlands followed by a year in Australia, in the largest sports medicine practice in the Southern Hemisphere & travelling fellowships in the USA & Europe.

I was appointed an NHS Consultant Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Surgeon to the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry in 1998 (an unusual place for a large and thriving world-famous hospital which was sited in the borderlands of North West Shropshire & North East Wales by the pioneers of Orthopaedic Surgery at the turn of the century) www.rjah.nhs.ukI retired in 2021.


Although I’ve been taking pictures for very many years including medium format colour home processing back in the ‘70s, I’ve developed a passion for wildlife photography over the last decade. I’ve only been aware of camera clubs, the PAGB & competitions since I joined Wrexham Photographic Society in 1998 & I am now a member in Keswick. I’ve had some success, awarded the Distinction merit of the Photographic Alliance of GB & in competitions including the British Photography Awards, the British Wildlife Photography Awards & was overall winner of both Best Nature Print in the PAGB GB Trophy & the BBC Wildlife Magazine’s photography awards in 2023.


After retiring as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in sports injuries (things like knee cruciate ligament tears & shoulder dislocations) in Gobowen (Oswestry) & earlier Wrexham, I now live in the Lake District.