Daniel's general neurosurgical practice includes the management of degenerative spinal disease, benign tumours of the brain and spine and peripheral nerve entrapment. His subspeciatly areas of expertise include vascular neurosurgery and trauma. He is the clinical lead for the Major Trauma Service at Salford Royal and also works with colleagues at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and Alder Hey Hospital to provide the regional paediatric neurovascular service.
Daniel read medicine at the Universtity of St Andrews and the University of Manchester. He began his neurosurgical training in 2006 working at Salford Royal Hospital, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital. Following completion of his neurosurgical training he undertook a one-year Neurovascular Fellowship in Utrecht in the Netherlands prior to commencing his consultant post at Salford Royal Hospital in 2013.
Daniel is currently prinicipal investigator for a research trial assessing outcome following surgery for traumatic brain injury (RESCUE ASDH). He is also an investigator for an international trial to evaluate whether minimally invasive surgery is benefical following spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (MISTIE III).