MB ChB, MD, FRCS (UK), FRACS
I graduated from the University of Liverpool, UK in 1995 and trained extensively in all aspects of colorectal and general surgery in Merseyside, UK. I undertook a two year laboratory-based research project at the University of Liverpool and researched in the molecular biology of cancer. I developed the proteomic techniques looking at molecular biology of pancreatic cancer using laser capture microdissection. I identified an overexpression of S100A6 protein which is associated with poor survival in pancreatic cancer patients. This resulted in a MD higher degree in 2007. I have published several articles in high profile medical and scientific journals. I still retain an active interest in surgical research and am now working with the Surgical Cancer Research Group at University of Otago, Wellington on several active projects.