Course director

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Dr Protima Deb

Dr Protima Deb is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist working at The Royal London Hospital. 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.

Dr 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 research work 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.

Facutly members

Dr Alasdair Bamford

Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Simon Blackburn

Consultant Paediatric & Neonatal Surgeon. Director of Medical Education, Deputy Director of the GOSH Learning Academy, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Dr Uttom Chowdhury

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Visiting Professor at the Department of Applied Social Studies at the University of Bedfordshire

Professor Esther Crawley

Consultant Paediatrician, The Royal United Hospitals Bath and, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease

Dr Atul Gupta

Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, King's College Hospital, London

Dr Edward Gaynor

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Dr Simon Hannam

Head of Neonatal Services and Consultant Neonatologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Professor William Mandy

Clinical Psychologist, University College London, and GOSH

Professor Stephen Marks

Professor of Paediatric Nephrology and Transplantation, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London

Dr Tom Marrs

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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Prof Amaka C Offiah

Chair of Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Children's Hospital

Prof Amaka Offiah is a Professor in Paediatric MSK Imaging at University of Sheffield, and an Honorary Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at Sheffield Children's Hospital. She obtained her MBBS while working at Oldchurch Hospital, Essex and trained as a radiologist in Sheffield. She moved back to London, to Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Child Health, where she obtained a PhD for her thesis, “Optimisation of the digital radiographic imaging of suspected non-accidental injury”, then returned to Sheffield as a HEFCE-funded Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Academic Unit of Child Health. Her research interests are in the imaging of suspected child abuse and skeletal dysplasias and in methods of determining which children have fragile bones prone to fracture and which do not. Amaka lectures regularly on various radiology, paediatric, genetic, emergency medicine and orthopaedic courses, locally and nationally. She has contributed chapters to several well-respected radiology textbooks, and is co-author of two books, “A Radiological Atlas of Child Abuse” and “Fetal and Perinatal Skeletal Dysplasias: An Atlas of Multimodality Imaging”.

Dr Sally Old

Medicolegal Adviser, MDU Services Limited

Professor Athimalaipet Ramanan

Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Dr Kevin Roman

Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, University Hospital Southampton

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