During her career Sue has worked in primary health care, both clinically as a practice nurse, and as a researcher at the Primary Care Research Unit, at the University of Cambridge.
She then co-authored Nursing Through the Years: Care and compassion at The Royal London Hospital, which was published in 2018. This book was the outcome of an oral history project set up by The Royal London Hospital League of Nurses, which focused on capturing the experiences of nurses who had trained at the hospital since the 1940s.
Sue had previously discovered the unpublished First World War diaries of her grandfather William McCrae, amongst her mother’s papers. Having completed a course in creative non-fiction writing at Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge, Sue then began to explore his story in more detail. This fascinating and absorbing journey has culminated in the publication of this, her next book, Sniper on the Ypres Salient.