Patricia qualified as a dental hygienist in 1978 at Cardiff Dental Hospital. During her career she has worked in private and NHS practices in the Cotswolds, Staffordshire and West Sussex. She graduated with BA (Hons) in Health Promotion (First Class Honours) in 2002 and BSc Open (Open) in 2018.
Past Secretary and Treasurer of BSDHT (formerly BDHA) South West and South Wales Regional Group. On a national level, Patricia became Elected Council Member for BDHA in 1992 and Honorary Secretary (1993-1998) - including being Press Officer for almost two years.
Patricia became a member of the BSDHT Publications Team in 2004 and has been Secretary of that committee since December 2007.
She was a member of the GDC's independent Fitness to Practise Panel from 2007-2018. Since April 2017 Patricia has been a Non-Executive Director on the Board of dg mutual and a member of its Nominations and Resources Committee. She is currently an exam invigilator at a school in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Patricia was the recipient of the prestigious Dr Leatherman Award at the Oral Health Conference in Harrogate in November 2017.