I grew up in Somerset, England, and then moved to Manchester for medical school, getting in on the second attempt- as all the best people do.
During my degree, I completed an intercalated BSc at Barts and the London, studying Prehospital Medicine with London's Air Ambulance.
Whilst at university, I also got involved with Effective Altruism, a movement aimed at using data to do the most good possible. I started and ran the Manchester chapter of One for the World, a student-led community donating 1% of our income to the world's most effective charities. I'm now fortunate enough to be able to donate 10% of my income directly to the world's poorest people, through GiveDirectly.
Since August 2022, I've been a Foundation doctor at an NHS hospital near Manchester. I don't know yet what I want to do when I grow up, or whether or not it will involve staying in clinical medicine, so alongside the day job I'm enjoying exploring career options within prehospital medicine, anaesthesia, and effective altruism.
Ideally, I'd like a job that serves my terminal values; namely, increasing my understanding of the world, taking actions which have a large impact on the world or make it better, and continually learning new things.
In my spare time, I love squash, reading and writing, and spending time with my friends and family.