After I finished studying Modern History at Oxford University I started training to be an acupuncture practitioner in 1976.  I studied and worked with JR Worsley until 1992, receiving his Master of Acupuncture qualification from him in 1984. I studied TCM in the 1980s. I have been teaching acupuncture since 1983, first in Leamington Spa at the College of Traditional Acupuncture and later at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, where I am the Dean. I am the author of a book for the general public, Acupuncture for Body, Mind and Spirit, and I am the co-author of the text book Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture. I have lectured on Five Element acupuncture in Europe, the U.S. and Israel. I was a founding council member of the British Acupuncture Council.

My style of acupuncture is an integration of the Five Element Constitutional style with TCM. I am particularly interested in psychological complaints and physical complaints that have arisen largely due to the internal causes of disease.