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

My more recent book, ‘Sick and Tired, healing the diseases doctors cannot cure’, was published in hardback by Wiedenfeld and Nicholson in 2005 and in paperback by Phoenix in August 2006.

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 the Medical Advisor for The Gut Trust, an independent charity dedicated to support, inform and advise people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). I wrote a fully comprehensive Self Management programme on Irritable Bowel Syndrome for The Gut Trust in 2006. This is available on their website: www.theguttrust.org

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