I was born, raised and educated in north-east Cheshire, subsequently graduating from Turner Dental School, Manchester, England. After working for a year and a half in the UK, I immigrated to Australia, and commenced work in Airport West in August 1978, in the professional suites in Westfield Shopping Centre; we moved to our current rooms in 1998. I have raised a couple of children, who are now young independent adults. Needless to say, they have great teeth; both, however, required considerable orthodontic treatment, and as luck would have it, they had almost opposite problems. Between them, they were pivotal to my decision to study orthodontics mid-career. Whilst I thoroughly enjoy my profession, I do have a life outside my chosen vocation! As many of you will know, my interests include, in no particular order of preference, music of most genres, motorcycling, photography, architecture, art, high altitude trekking and mountains in general, cookery and dining, travel. I walk as often as I am able, something I find particularly relaxing and enjoyable, whether in the bush, along the banks of the Maribyrnong or Yarra Rivers, in our glorious parks and gardens, or within the inner city.