Adrian studied dentistry at the University of Liverpool and qualified in 1985. He subsequently worked in the departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Devon and Exeter and Torbay hospitals respectively. He also obtained experience in general dental practice in Exeter. In 1989 he successfully passed the Fellowship in Dental Surgery examination awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Dublin.
Adrian started his postgraduate orthodontic training in Sheffield in 1991 with a regional commitment at Chesterfield hospital. He was awarded the Master of Medical Science Degree in Orthodontics (University of Sheffield) in 1993 and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994.
Once he completed his specialist qualifications, Adrian moved back down to the West Country and joined the Exeter Orthodontic Practice in 1995 becoming a partner in 2000.
Adrian is an active member of the British Orthodontic Society and is past treasurer of the British Orthodontic Conference.
When not at work Adrian is usually to be found clad in lycra cycling up the steepest hills he can find. On a more sedate level he enjoys walking his dogs and when in sunnier climes he is a keen scuba diver.