Our expert faculty, consisting of experts from Anaesthesia and associated specialties with years of clinical, teaching, and experience of disseminating skills and practical knowledge to peers from leading hospitals:

Course Director

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Dr Sarah Armstrong

Sarah is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey with specialist interest in obstetric anaesthesia.
She is an elected member in the Executive Committee of the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association and is currently Chair of the Surveys subcommittee.
Sarah has a strong interest in education and simulation, and she has authored books for the Primary and Final FRCA exams and several book chapters and articles on obstetric anaesthesia.

Faculty members

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Dr Wint Mon

Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London Hospital

Dr Mon attended Medical School at the Royal Free and University College London Medical School graduating in 2006.
She did her Core Anaesthesia training at the Sheffield School of Anaesthesia, and for her specialty training she went to the South East School and North Central London School of Anaesthesia and obtained her Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2012.
Her specialties are Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, and she has research interests in Obstetric anaesthesia and Perioperative care of the elderly
Other fellowships and research include: Obstetric anaesthesia clinical research (UCLH), Bariatric anaesthesia (UCLH) and Vascular anaesthesia and perioperative medicine (St.Thomas' Hospital)
She has published widely in various journals and publications

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Dr Christopher Edmunds

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and Pre-Hospital Medicine, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, East Anglian Air Ambulance, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, and Adult Critical Care Transfer Services

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Dr Dan Bromage

Consultant Cardiologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Senior Lecturer, King's College London.

Dan completed his medical degree at the University of Bristol in 2006 and undertook postgraduate medical training in the South West and London and later undertook a PhD at UCL in 2016.
He moved to King’s where he completed an NIHR Clinical Lectureship and after doing further research he was appointed a consultant. His aim is to continue in a combined clinical academic role.

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Dr Kirstie McPherson

Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London Hospital

Kirstie graduated from Leeds University School of Medicine and completed anaesthesia training in the Central London School of Anaesthesia, she is now a consultant in anaesthesia at UCLH with a specialist interest in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine.
Her other key interests include advanced airway management and the use of digital technology to support surgical pathways.

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Dr Imran Lasker

Consultant Radiologist, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Lasker completed his medical training at University College London and undertook his Radiology training in London. He was awarded the “Imperial Teaching Hero award” for his work on establishing regular radiology lectures for Imperial undergraduates. He has also contributed to teaching materials on the, commonly known as E-RITI, an online teaching resource endorsed by the Royal College Of Radiologists.

Imran is a passionate educator and is a prolific lecturer at multiple events. He is a keen social media user and can often be found tweeting at @DocLasker

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Dr Jigna Modha

Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London Hospital

Dr Jigna Modha trained in medicine at the University of Birmingham graduating in 2004, where she also undertook a BMedSc (Hons) in Public Health and Epidemiology (2003).

She completed her anaesthetic training in Leicester and London being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2012.

She joined UCLH as a consultant in 2016. Her sub-specialty clinical interests are anaesthesia for head and neck and ENT surgery, anaesthesia for colorectal and minimally invasive surgery, anaesthesia for major surgery including cancer, perioperative medicine and preoperative assesment.

Jigna is the divisional audit lead for theatres and anaesthetics as well as anaesthetic lead for robotic surgery and perioperative diabetes in surgery.

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Mr Jerard Ross

Medicolegal Advisor, Medical Defence Union

Jerard is a medicolegal adviser for the MDU. Prior to joining the MDU he was a consultant in adult and paediatric neurosurgery. He runs the education team for the MDU and has a particular interest in doctors facing GMC investigation. In 2022 Jerard was appointed the head of Scottish affairs for the MDU.

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Dr Lionel Davis

Consultant Anaesthetist, Homerton University Hospital, London

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Dr Rob Stephens

Consultant in Anaesthesia, University College London Hospital, and Associate Professor in Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, University College London

Dr Stephens obtained his medical degree in 1993 from the University of London and completed training in the North Central London School of Anaesthesia 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.

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Dr Simeon West

Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London Hospital
Dr Sim West is a consultant anaesthetist at UCLH. He graduated from Sheffield in 2000, and completed his training in anaesthesia in North London, spending 2012 as the Smiths Medical Innovation Fellow. He was appointed to UCLH in 2013 and is lead for regional anaesthesia and the orthopaedic hub. His research interests include improving visualisation of needles, catheters and nerves, and holds honorary positions with UCL and Kings. He has been on the board of RA-UK for 6 years, running website and comms.

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Dr Justin Kirk-Bayley

Consultant Intensivist & Anaesthetist in Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

Justin Kirk-Bayley is a Consultant Intensivist & Anaesthetist 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.

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