Infomed's leading faculty members and programme directors
Professor Elizabeth Dick
Dr Elizabeth Dick is a Consultant Radiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College NHS Trust with expertise in Body MRI, Emergency, Trauma and MSK Radiology, subjects upon which she has published and lectured nationally and internationally.
She completed a two year Fellowship in Body MRI, during which time she earned her doctoral degree. She has published several books for Radiologists, and taught on numerous UK postgraduate courses to medical and paramedical specialists.
She is the Past President of the European and British Societies of Emergency Radiology and was a Visiting Professor University of Sydney 2019-20.
Dr Nishat Bharwani
Dr Nishat Bharwani is a Consultant Radiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. She qualified with honours from Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Medical School in 2000 and undertook basic medical training in London and Brighton, obtaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003. She completed general Radiology training at St George's Hospital (2003-2008) and a fellowship in body MRI at Barts and The London NHS Trust (2008-2010), becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2008. Her radiological interests include gynaecological imaging, oncological imaging and urological imaging and she has published in these areas. Dr Bharwani is heavily involved in teaching as joint Training Programme Director for Radiology trainees at Imperial, lead for the NW London panel writing MCQs for the FRCR 2A examination, and regularly delivers lectures and workshops both nationally and internationally.
Dr David Elias
Dr David Elias is a Consultant MSK Radiologist who has worked at King’s College Hospital, London, since 2001. He trained in radiology at the Royal London Hospital and then completed a one year fellowship programme in musculoskeletal imaging in Toronto, Canada. His interests include patellofemoral joint imaging (on which he has several peer reviewed publications), hand and wrist imaging and sports injury imaging.
Prof Tim Harris
Prof Tim Harris qualified in Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency and Prehospital Medicine in Australia and the UK. He works in these specialties at the Royal London and Newham University Hospitals, and London HEMS. His research interests are focussed ultrasound, risk scoring in the ED and resuscitation. He is academic lead for the London School Emergency Medicine.
Dr Ffion Davies
Dr Ffion Davies is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and was previously a consultant at the Royal London Hospital. She was amongst the first trainees in the country to use the MRCPCH as the post-graduate qualification to enter registrar training in Emergency Medicine.
She believes that emergency medicine personnel should have clinical knowledge and skills as good for children, as for adults. To this end has worked on the National Service Framework for Children, serves on several national committees representing both the Faculty of Accident & Emergency Medicine and the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, and has published a book on Minor Trauma in Children and a DVD called “Spotting the Sick Child”.
Dr Laura Hunter
Dr Laura Hunter is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London. She completed Emergency Medicine Higher Specialist Training in Merseyside Deanery, prior to her move to London in 2010. Special areas of interest include recreational drug toxicity, Inclusion Health and the development of Routine Blood Borne Virus screening within the Emergency Department.
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Dr Rob Stephens
Dr Robert Stephens is a Consultant in Anaesthesia at UCLH, having completed training in the North Central London School of Anaesthesia. He obtained his medical degree in 1993 from the University of London, and became a fellow of the RCOA in 2000. He has clinical interests in perioperative medicine, major complex adult surgery, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and postoperative critical care.
He completed a research MD in perioperative immunology at UCL, with further research interests in respiratory and exercise physiology, perioperative haemodynamic optimisation and mechanisms of postoperative morbidity.
He is very interested in medical student training, and runs the Anaesthesia parts for the UCL MBBS for year 4, and is lead for clinical and professional practice teaching in the MBBS curriculum.
Dr Marcus Peck
Dr Marcus Peck, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey. He is Co-chair of the Focused Ultrasound for Intensive Care (FUSIC) committee and a specialist advisor to the Intensive Care Society. He is the Lead Editor of the OUP textbook "Focused Ultrasound for Intensive Care"
Dr Justin Kirk-Bayley
Justin Kirk-Bayley is a Consultant Intensivist & Anaesthetist in Guildford with a significant interest in critical care imaging. His area of expertise is in point of care ultrasound. He runs an ultrasound training fellowship that also teaches general imaging with radiologists, and believes that understanding imaging, and also what constitutes the best image to acquire, is the key to optimal critical care management.
Dr Protima Deb
Dr Protima Deb is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist working at The Royal London Hospital. She completed her medical degree at Imperial College and graduated in 2002. Her early paediatric training was at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, where she achieved Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics in 2006. She was appointed to the Higher Specialist Training Programme in Paediatric Gastroenterology in The London Deanery and completed her training in 2014. After this, she pursued her academic interests and was awarded a fellowship to investigate whether enteral diets, used as first line therapy for children with active Crohn’s disease, affect the microbiota. She was appointed as a consultant during her fellowship and she continues to balance both a clinical and academic career.
Dr Protima Deb is a "self-confessed research enthusiast". Her specialist area of interest is inflammatory bowel disease. Her work looking at the microbiome in childhood Crohn’s disease was the subject of her doctoral thesis which she was awarded from Queen Mary University of London in 2019. She continues her fascinating research work uninterrupted as a consultant with an honorary contract at Queen Mary University, based at the Blizard institute, where she continues to explore the field of microbiome and inflammatory bowel disease.
Professor Esther Crawley
Professer Esther Esther is a Professor of Child Health at the University of Bristol, Director of the Centre for Academic Child Health and theme lead for Healthier Childhoods at the ARCWest. Esther is fascinated by fatigue. She set up and runs the largest paediatric specialist fatigue service in the UK. Her research develops and tests treatment as well as studying patient experience and the epidemiology of fatigue. In her clinical role she provides assessment and treatment and is particularly interested in children with fatigue who are particularly complicated or severely affected.
Dr Stephen Marks
Dr Stephen Marks is a Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist and Clinical Lead for renal transplantation at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
This is the largest kidney transplantation unit in the United Kingdom for children. He currently chairs the National Organisation of Paediatric Renal Transplantation in the UK (NHSBT Paediatric Kidney Advisory Group).
He has been an associate editor of the journal of the International Pediatric Transplant Association and the journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA)