After completing a degree in graphic communication design, I studied at The University of Manchester’s medical school, where I earned a Master of Philosophy. The focus of my research was facial anatomy and I acquired knowledge of techniques in facial reconstruction. In 1998, I achieved membership of the Medical Artists’ Association and registration as a medical artist with CAMIP.
Whilst working as a member of the research and development team at Limbs and Things Ltd, in Bristol, I gained experience designing surgical training models. Of note were the in-growing toe nail and TEP Hernia, which I progressed from initial idea through to first prototype. At a London based healthcare communications agency I secured the position of medical illustrator, a role that expanded to include not only digital illustration, but also digital 3D modelling, animation and video editing, for projects ranging from patient education to product launch material.
As a freelance illustrator, I have ten years experience creating custom illustrations and animations for leading publishers, medical device manufacturers, the pharmaceutical industry, and individual surgeons and academics. I have exhibited at the Royal College of Surgeons and published in their journal ‘The Annals’. My work features in Elsevier’s ‘Atlas of Clinical Gross Anatomy’ by Moses et al., which won the coveted R.R. Hawkins Award and Richard Asher Prize. I am a visiting lecturer at Dundee University’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) and Treasurer for the Medical Artists’ Education Trust. I am a member of the Association of Illustrators.