Nick Parkhouse has been a Consultant Plastic Surgeon since 1991. He has held NHS Consultant posts at both the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead and at Mount Vernon. He trained at Oriel College, Oxford and the Middlesex Hospital and carried out research into wound healing for which he was awarded a Hunterian Professorship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1990. He was Editor of the British Journal of Plastic Surgery from 1997 to 2002 and is a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS) and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS). In his spare time he enjoys flying aeroplanes and helicopters, fly fishing and tennis.