Born in Birmingham in 1958, I joined the Royal Navy in 1976. I left as a Chief Petty Officer Medical Assistant after a career of 22 years serving onboard ships deploying to the West and East Indies and the Falkland Islands. Working in land medical centres in the UK, and as my last married accompanied posting in the Royal Navy as the practice manager of the joint service families clinic on the NATO base in Naples Italy.
Presently I work on a Dive support vessel with 12 – 14 Saturation Divers, and a crew of 100.
1998 I completed my first HSE Offshore medic course to work as an offshore/remote medic. Primarily working as the medic / health and hygiene advisor on oil platforms, drilling rigs, accommodation rigs, and vessels around the globe, such as offshore West Africa, Brazil, the Caspian sea and the North sea. I have also worked onshore in remote locations, such as Equatorial Guinea, the Tunisian desert, and Kazakhstan.
I am currently an ad hoc bank training officer for DDRC Professional Services
Training courses and qualifications include:National Examination Board International Occupational Safety Health General Certificate, Immediate Life Support course (NHS), First aid instructor and assessor course, Level 3 award. Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (PTLLS), First Aid at work with oxygen administration and AED use and Pre Hospital Advanced life support course.
My hobbies include, reading, outdoors walks on Dartmoor, and listening to 70’s music