I'm a semi-retired physiotherapist living in Exmouth in the South-West of the UK. I am interested in pain, joint replacement and rehabilitation and write on these subjects. Otherwise I follow Formula One, play the guitar (not very well) and enjoy drinking wine.
Describe your desk
My desk is a large table from Ikea with oak veneer, at one end of my sitting room, the other end of which is taken up with the french windows looking out onto the marina. There’s a large pile of scrap paper from the manuscripts I sent to friends for comments, a large dictionary, my mac computers and iPad and some office stuff. I have an office chair which is adjustable cos I sit quite a lot!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I spent my first few years in Wales in the UK then four years or so in Southern Nigeria when I was five until about nine, when we came back to Dublin, Ireland. My father was Irish. Since then I was in Belfast for some years then the last 30 or so in England. My Mum loved to move house so we changed houses over ten times at least through my childhood. While I’m happy with where I am I don’t feel particularly that I belong anywhere in particular. I’m not sure how this influences my writing however.
Half of all adults suffer from chronic or recurrent pain of some kind. This can vary from severely disabling pain to the mild pain of an old injury to a joint or ligament. Many pains have no diagnosis and no treatment. Pacing For Pain sets out the reasons for chronic pain and describes a pain management path which allows a person to reclaim their life and restore their ability to get things done.