I have been working as a family doctor for over 25 years.
My interest in looking after asylum seekers and refugees developed from treating increasing numbers of such patients working as a partner at an inner-city medical practice in Bristol for 11 years.
I have previously volunteered as a medico-legal report writer for the charities Medical Justice and Freedom From Torture, writing reports for asylum seekers in UK immigration detention centres for the past five years.
I have long aspired to work for MSF. Being sent to the Greek Island of Lesvos to look after the mental health of victims of torture, violence and sexual violence for my first assignment was a fitting placement for me.