Lesley graduated from Edinburgh Medical School and her initial paediatric and neonatal training was in the East of Scotland including two years in Dundee completing a MD. She moved to Glasgow to complete her postgraduate training in neonates before becoming a Consultant in Glasgow. Her clinical base is the Neonatal Unit, Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. Lesley developed an interest in Neonatal Transport during her training and become the lead for the West of Scotland Neonatal Transport team in 2010. During this period she recognised the importance and value of setting up a process to coordinate conference calling between specialities involved perinatal care.
Building on her experience of working with neonatal teams in the transport service, Lesley was subsequently appointed to the role of Clinical Lead for the West of Scotland Neonatal Clinical Network in 2014. During her tenure she worked closely with the Network leads in the North and East of the country in preparation for the transition to a National Network. Lesley is a member of the Perinatal Sub-group of the Best Start Programme.
She was appointed to the role of Clinical lead of the National Neonatal Network in June 2019. Lesley said “this is a unique time for Perinatal Services in Scotland and I am looking forward to working with colleagues and service users across Scotland.”