After qualifying in Medicine at the University of Bristol, Trisha worked for several years within hospital medicine gaining experience across a variety of clinical specialities. She is now a part-time hospital physician working as a Specialty Doctor in Medicine for the Elderly, for Surrey PCT at Milford Hospital near Guildford, UK. Her particular clinical interests include all aspects of geriatrics but especially orthogeriatrics, dementia and ethical issues especially around the end of life.
Early in her student life Trisha developed an interest in writing and radio, and she has now worked for nearly 20 years as a freelance medical journalist and broadcaster, writing for both the public and for health professionals. In 2001 Trisha won an award from The Medical Journalists Association for her writing on Genetics on the BBC health website, and in 2008 the MJA voted her runner-up in the Freelance Health Journalist category of their annual awards.
She holds an MA in Medical Ethics and Medical Law, from King’s College, University of London (2001) and is a member of the British Medical Association.