Author, medical journalist, and doctor.
I graduated in medicine from Cambridge University. To support my studies, I worked at supermarket checkouts, walked dogs, typed manuscripts in Russian, and made men’s trousers to measure.
I write for The Sun newspaper, where I get to have my say on important health news, from radiation spills to celebs getting hurt as they stumble out of night-clubs.
After a string of parenting books and an award-winning medical textbook, I turned to fiction with my debut novel "One Night at the Jacaranda". The second, "Hampstead Fever," comes out in June 2016. My novels are all about Londoners looking for love, and they’re laced with real medical knowledge.
I also work as a family doctor, teach medical students, and am President of the Guild of Health Writers. I'm involved with the Twins & Multiple Births Association and give talks to expectant parents of twins and triplets. And I'm fortunate to have three amazing sons.
Like my fictional characters, I live in leafy Hampstead, North London. Unlike them, I got married again in 2013. I love a happy ending.
You can keep up with my writing on my blog pillsandpillowtalk.com.