Professional background
I have worked as a journalist for the BBC for more than 20 years. For the last 14 years I have been BBC Scotland's Health Correspondent. I joined Adoption UK in August 2014 as a trustee. 

Personal/professional interest in adoption
My partner and I became adoptive parents in 2013 to two brothers, who were aged 3 and 7 at the time. We were warned that parenting older siblings would be challenging but our charming, cheeky boys have made it easy.

Going on camping trips (providing my partner does all the cooking), walking, cycling, gardening, woodworking, and having fun with our boys.