Working primarily with executives, writers, and other high-performing thought leaders, I help my clients become their most brilliant selves - as thinkers, colleagues, and human beings. To do so, I draw from a diverse background, extensive coach-specific training, and more than fourteen years of coaching experience.
Originally from Vancouver, Canada, I came to the UK in 2005 with over a decade of teaching experience and having worked in the health and fitness fields, and in film and television production. At the University of Oxford, I completed a master's degree and doctorate in history, focusing on HIV/AIDS and public health. I continue to have one foot in the higher education sector: from 2013 to 2021 I held a part-time Wellcome Trust research fellowship at the University of Cambridge, and I am currently a College Lecturer and Director of Studies for History and Philosophy of Science at Magdalene College, Cambridge. You can find out more about my current historical research here. My work has been published in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Medical Anthropology, and Nature. My first book, Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic (University of Chicago Press, 2017), was released as an audiobook (HighBridge Audio, 2017), selected as a Choice Review Outstanding Academic Title for 2018, and developed into the award-winning documentary feature film, Killing Patient Zero (2019). In recognition of my contribution to historical scholarship, I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2019. Since 2012 I have been a member of the executive committee of the Society for the Social History of Medicine, and currently serve as the organisation's Treasurer.
After undertaking training which culminated in a Certificate in Coaching Skills from Coaching Development, I earned an Associate Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation in 2012. I maintain the ethical standards set by this global organisation in my practice and regularly undertake continuing professional education as a coach. I am also certified to administer, interpret, and implement selected Hogan personality-based assessment inventories (HPI, HDS, and MVPI). I live in central London and meet clients there for in-person coaching sessions. I also enjoy working with my overseas clients via video call.