Leigh trained in Medicine in the UK and qualified in 1996, she then trained in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care before choosing to specialise in Anaesthesia. After a further 8 years of training in Anaesthesia and a further 8 years as Consultant at Salford Royal Hospital she moved to New Zealand with her husband and two daughters. She is currently practicing part time as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and used to be Head of Department of Anaesthesia at Gisborne Hospital.
Leigh also gained a post-graduate research degree that investigated how inflammation damages our bodies at a cellular level, the root-cause of most diseases. Her knowledge as an anaesthetist gives her a high level understanding of conventional medicine and combined with her research and knowledge of Functional Medicine this gives her a unique insight into the workings of the human body.
She has a particular interest in chronic pain, cognitive decline, cardiometabolic disease and autoimmunity. She also has an interest in children’s health particularly in resolving Autism Spectrum disorders.
MBChB Manchester UK 1996
Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) 2003
Medical Doctorate Manchester UK (MD) 2009
Specialist Registration and CCT in Anaesthesia (UK) 2008
Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) 2015
Vocational Registration (MCNZ) 2017
Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) 2017
IFM Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). 2018