I started out as an academic lecturing in medical history at the University of Liverpool after reading human sciences and the history of medicine (MSc & PhD) at University College London and the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. Now I'm a freelance writer, editor and lecturer based in Suffolk.
Spitting Blood: The History of Tuberculosis ('a cracking good read', Andrew Marr, Start the Week, Radio 4, 17 December 2012) has received fine reviews in Nature, The Guardian (Richard Horton) and was the THE book of the week for 13 December 2012 (Sir Richard Evans).
I talked with Philip Dodd on Radio 3's Nightwaves (19 December 2012) about the book and the history and current face of tuberculosis, listen to the podcast at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p9hrk
The Science Special edition of Start the Week featuring the book is also available http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/stw