I am married IN THE UK to Wayne, who emigrated to Australia with me following our ceremony and then all-over-Australia honeymoon in 2009, first moving to and practising in Narangba, QLD, 2009.
I was born in October 1974 in Zambia, but grew up in the North East of England around the Teesside area, home of the world's first railway. I met Wayne in 2005 and we have been together since 2006. We have 2 ring-necked parrots, 2 Great Danes and 2 Weimaraners- the Weims made the journey with us to Australia.
Although we both have loving families in the UK, and although we do love the culture and cosmopolitan ambience that resonates through Melbourne, we have no plans to move and have set down our long-term roots in Burpengary, north of Brisbane.
It is worth mentioning that of course I welcome patients of any gender and sexuality, of any age, ethnicity, creed, etc.- discrimination is abhorrent to me. The services that I provide are as a professional to the individual patient. I welcome gay, bisexual, TG, TS and Intersex patients as much as any other patient and of course you can trust in my confidentiality and knowledge and lack of negativity in these matters.
I worked in Narangba 2009 - 2010, then 2010 - 2015 in Beachmere, and 2016 - 2019 in Burpengary East, in Queensland.
Prior to 2009 I worked as a GP in the UK full-time from 2003.
Tutoring & then Lecturer in Pharmacology for Balliol College, Oxford University, 1996-2000.
Junior House Surgeon, Banbury, England, 1999-2000.
Junior House Physician, High Wycombe, England, 2000.
General Practice Vocational Training 3 year Teesside Scheme, 2000-2003, including:
General Practice Registrar, Middlesbrough, England, 2000-1 & 2002-3;
Emergency Medicine Senior House Officer (SHO), Stockton, England, 2001;
ENT SHO, Middlesbrough, England, 2001;
Dermatology SHO, Middlesbrough, England, 2001-2;
Obstetrics & Gynaecology SHO, Middlesbrough, England, 2002;
Psychiatry SHO, Darlington, England, 2002-3
Full-time GP Partner in Redcar, England, 2003-9.
Langbaurgh Primary Care Trust (PCT) Executive Committee GP Member & Renal Lead & Medicines Management Lead, 2005-6
Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland Joint PCTs' Executive Committee GP Member, 2007-9.
I have written various articles, reviews and other guideline articles as well as contributing to GP newspapers whilst in the UK and in Australia. I have specialised in: Urology, Men's Health, Renal disease, Medicines Management. That has included writing a chapter in an evidence-based diagnostics book on Haematuria, and a chapter on Urology in a practical GP textbook, as well as producing and reviewing an online learning module for the BMJ on Chronic Kidney Disease.
Practical General Practice: Guidelines for Effective Clinical Management
(Chapter on Urology by me)
By Alex Khot, Andrew Polmear
Evidence-Based Diagnosis in Primary Care: Practical Solutions to Common Problems
(Chapter on Haematuria by me)
Edited by Paul Glasziou, Andrew Polmear
Eur J Med Res. 1999 Jan 26;4(1):11-4.
Pre-existing vascular disease in the radial artery and other coronary artery bypass conduits.
Kane-ToddHall SM, Taggart SP, Clements-Jewery H, Roskell DE.