The NOSTRA Committee

A body of enthusiastic trainees interested in surgical research.

Mike Jones - President

Mike is a Specialist Trainee in General Surgery with an interest in HPB. He previously managed the NOSTRA website. Along with research, he is interested in Medical Education.

Anantha Madhavan - Vice President

Anantha is a Specialist Trainee with an interest in Upper GI Surgery. He has recently completed an Out-of-Programme research project.

Rodrigo Figueiredo - Secretary

Rod is a Specialist Trainee (ST8) in Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgery. He has previously completed a PhD in ex-vivo liver perfusion.

Emma Hawthornthwaite - Treasurer

Emma is a Vascular Teaching Fellow in the Freeman Hospital; she has an interest in Vascular Surgery. She has previous experience with successful research groups and has a strong background as Treasurer in previous roles.

Annie Chan - Webmaster

Annie works as a General Surgical Registrar in Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust and previously managed the NOSTRA social media platform.

Molly Spencer - Social Media Representative

Molly is a Foundation Year 2 Doctor and a Newcastle University graduate with a Masters in Medical Anthropology. She is interested in General Surgery and Medical Education.

Harry Claxton - Creative Director

Harry is a Foundation Year Two Doctor at the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. He has an interest in General Surgery and Paediatrics. He has developed skills in graphics and creative design throughout school and in medical societies.

Julia McGovern - Core Training Representative

Julia is a Core Surgical Trainee working in a General Surgery themed track in the North East. She plans to train in Colorectal Surgery and is interested in Surgical Technology and the Future of Surgery

Ellen Meredith - Foundation Doctor Representative

Ellen is an Academic Foundation Trainee in her F2 year in Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She has an interest in ENT surgery and Health Services Research.