I write articles, poems, short stories and books on a variety of topics. For a sample of my articles, please check my blogsites, www.mindbodydoc.wordpress.com, www.thesensitivegut.com and www.notdrowningbutwaving.wordpress.com

My recent books include, ‘Sick and Tired, healing the diseases doctors cannot cure’, (Wiedenfeld and Nicholson, 2005 and Phoenix, 2006) and ‘Cooking for the Sensitive Gut (Pavilion, 2016).

I work in private practice as a physician and a psychotherapist, using both skills to help people manage illnesses that have no obvious medical explanation but a strong link with emotional upset.

I am a Medical Advisor for The IBS Network, the national charity supporting people with the Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  I also compiled their comprehensive IBS Self Management. This is available on their website: www.theibsnetwork.org.

During my academic career, I held university chairs in Gastrointestinal Physiology, Human Nutrition and Integrated Medicine at the University of Sheffield.