Personnel

Core committee

Dr. Bassel Wattar
UKARCOG Chair

Dr. Jennifer Tamblyn

UKARCOG core committee
MROG co-chair
Clinical Research Fellow at University of Birmingham
Obstetrics and Gynaecology ST2 OOPR

Dr Tamblyn graduated from University of Birmingham in 2011 and is currently completing a 3-year PhD investigating the immune effects of vitamin D in pregnancy at University of Birmingham. She is supported by Wellbeing of Women Clinical Research Fellowship programme. Her interests include materno-fetal medicine, reproductive immunology, and playing lots of squash.

Dr. William Parry-Smith

UKARCOG core committee
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar, RCOG Council, RCOG Education Board
Vice Chair RCOG Trainee’s Committee

Dr Parry-Smith Ugraduated from Imperial College London in 2008 and is currently an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar in the West Midlands Deanery. He sits on both the Council and Education Board at the RCOG and serves as Vice Chair of the Trainees’ committee. His interests include global health, privacy and dignity in maternity care and medical education.

Dr. Jonathan Frost

UKARCOG core committee
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar, RCOG Council, RCOG Clinical Quality Board, Chair RCOG Trainees’ Committee

Dr Frost graduated from the University of Bristol in 2007 and is currently an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar in the Severn Deanery. He sits on both the RCOG Council and serves as Chair of the Trainees’ committee. His interests includes, clinical quality, patient safety and gynaecological oncology.

Dr. Nicola Tempest

UKARCOG core committee

Dr Tempest graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2008 and is currently out of programme doing a PhD in gynaecology sponsored by the Wellbeing of Women. She is in year 6 of speciality training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Merseyside. Her interests include gynaecology basic science research and rotational deliveries.

Dr. Dhivya Chandrasekaran

UKARCOG core committee
Past co-chair MROG, past chair and founding member of EMTReC.

Dr. Chandrasekaran is in year 6 of specialty training in obstetrics & gynaecology in the East Midlands. She has currently taken time out of programme to undertake a higher degree in gynaecological oncology at Barts Cancer Institute.

Dr. Matthew Prior
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Regional leads, 2016-17

Dr. Minesh Mistry

Regional Lead, East Midlands deanery.

Dr. Mistry is an ST2 trainee in the East Midlands deanery. He graduated from UCL in 2012, and his interests include the communication of risk and medical education.

Dr. Diana Marcus

Regional Lead, East of England deanery.

Dr. Marcus is an Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainee in the East of England. She graduated from UCL, and has recently moved back to London to commence a PhD in Imperial College London. Her interests include: gynaecological oncology, colposcopy, fertility and medical education.

Dr. Lorraine Kasaven

Regional Lead (joint), Kent, Surrey, Sussex deanery.

Dr Kasaven graduated from the University of Manchester in 2013 and is currently an ST2 in the KSS deanery. Her interests include maternal fetal medicine.

Dr. Gina Michel

Regional Lead (joint), Kent, Surrey, Sussex deanery.

Dr. Michel graduated from the University of Bristol in 2009 and is currently an ST5 trainee in the KSS deanery. She is also undertaking a postgraduate certificate in medical education from the University of Dundee. Her interests include minimal access surgery, ambulatory gynaecology and medical education.

Dr. Anna McDougall

Regional Lead (joint), London – North and Central deanery.

Dr. McDougall is a specialist registrar in the North East Thames deanery having worked at Queens Hospital and Homerton for her ST1-3 years. She is interested in gynaecological oncology, minimal access surgery and medical education. Outside of work she likes to ski, surf, swim and practice yoga.

Dr. Obi Ojukwu

Regional Lead (joint), London – North and Central deanery.

Obi is currently an ST3 trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Queens Hospital, Essex. She has worked as an Honorary Research Associate in the Reproductive Health Department of The Institute for Women’s Health, UCL. Her role involved her in the data collection, analysis and dissemination of the pre-pregnancy health and care in England study. Last year, Obi was a Regional Unit Representative on the ReDEFINe project. She looks forward to working as Co-Regional Lead with Anna on the upcoming UKARCOG projects.

Dr. Simrit Nijjar

Regional Lead, London – North West deanery.

Dr. Nijjar is an ST1 trainee in North West London. She graduated from King’s College London and spent her foundation training working as an academic trainee at the Women’s Health Research Unit, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Alongside research, she also has a keen interest in teaching and during ST1 was awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Dundee.

Dr. Zora Castling

Regional Lead, Mersey deanery.

Dr. Castling graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2007. She is currently a trainee in the Mersey Deanery and mother of two young children.

Dr. Nicola Ramshaw

Regional Lead, Northern deanery.

Dr. Ramshaw graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2009 and is currently an ST5 trainee in the Northern Deanery. She will be undertaking the Benign Abdominal Surgery and Advanced Labour Ward Practice ATSM’s along with working towards her colposcopy accreditation.

Dr. Helen Goodall

Regional Lead, Northern Ireland deanery.

Dr. Goodall is an ST6 trainee in the Northern Ireland deanery. Her interests are high risk obstetrics, labour ward and medical education. She has recently returned from 18 months OOPE in high risk obstetrics in Perth, Western Australia.

Dr. Konstantinos Papadakis

Regional Lead, Scotland – West deanery.

Dr. Papadakis is a trainee in the West of Scotland Deanery. He has a special interest in minimally invasive gynaecological surgery. He is also passionate about academic clinical research projects and the simulation training both in advanced endoscopy and in innovative acute intrapartum care.

Dr. Thérèse Kinsella

Regional Lead, Severn deanery.

Dr. Kinsella is an ST3 trainee in the Severn Deanery. She has had an interest in teaching since studying at Bristol University, and will be taking a year out of training to do a teaching fellowship next year. Her interests outside medicine include singing in local choirs, and gardening.

Dr. Gemma Nightingale

Regional Lead, Wessex deanery.

Dr Nightingale graduated from Manchester University in 2007 and is currently working (LTFT) as an ST5 trainee in Wessex deanery. Her interest is Urogynaecology and Minimal Access Surgery.

Dr. Catherine “Rosie” Grainger

Regional Lead, Thames Valley deanery.

Dr. Grainger graduated from Newcastle University in 2009 and is currently an ST6 trainee in the Thames Valley Deanery. She has interests in Global Health and completed the Team RCOG Kilimanjaro Trek in January 2016. She has a special affinity for Abortion Care, Family Planning and Sexual Health.

Dr. Kamana Subba

Regional Lead, West Midlands deanery.

Dr. Subba is an ST2 trainee in the West Midlands deanery. Her interests include minimal access surgery, maternal-fetal medicine and medical education.

Dr. John Dalton

Regional Lead, West Yorkshire.

Dr. Dalton qualified in 2009 and is a Speciality Trainee in the West Yorkshire region. He began his involvement with UKARCOG during the ReDEFINe project and is very enthusiastic about the UKARCOG collaboration. He completed a Masters in Clinical Education at the University of Leeds in 2015 and his interests include general obstetrics and gynaecology, medical education, global health and sexual and reproductive health.