I qualified in 1996 from University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC) with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Podiatry.
After university I spent six months working in Epsom, Surrey in a variety of clinics before taking up a full time post at the Swindon and Wiltshire NHS Trust.
Whilst working for the NHS I gained experience in nail surgery, working with patients with Alzheimers and Dementia in nursing homes as well as routine podiatry.
After the birth of my first child in 2001 I returned to the NHS part-time while simultaneously building up a private practice on an evening. The success of this practice quickly led me to leave the NHS and work full time for myself.