I’m a clinical research fellow based in Edinburgh. My specific interest is in general surgery, and particularly anything to do with data / epidemiology in that area. A lot of my focus within STARSurg has been on the data side of things, including trying to build tools to make running collaborative research projects quicker / easier. I was recently elected as the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) representative for the National Research Collaborative (NRC) – the association of all trainee research collaboratives in the UK.
I am currently a 4th year medical student at the University of Leicester having undertaken a MSc in Medical Research the year prior. I have been involved in STARSurg since 2nd year as a data collector and, since joining the committee in 2019, I have held various positions focussing on supporting the regional leads and data analysis. I also hold the position of regional ambassador for ASiT and Medical Student Representative for NRC. I have a particular interest in surgical education, training and research.
I am currently a final-year medical student at The University of Edinburgh. I first became involved with STARSurg as a RECON collaborator in 2018 and was grateful to be given a place on the Steering Committee in 2019. Since then I’ve enjoyed taking an active role in both STARSurg project management and development, as well as developing new educational material. I have a particular interest in hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery, surgical oncology & transplantation.
I’m a 5th-year medical student at Imperial College London, interested in general surgery, and surgical technologies. I am a firm believer in collaborative research and having taken part in COMPASS study last year, I have joined StarSurg Steering Committee hoping to share my passion with other medical students and promote collaboration in surgery.
I am a fourth-year medical student at the University of Dundee. I became involved with STARSurg as a data collector in the RECON and COMPASS projects giving me insight to the mechanics of collaborative research. I have interests in data science, medical education and academic surgery. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a steering committee member and hope to further develop my data analysis and programming skills over the coming years.
I’m a third-year medical student at University of Limerick with an interest in surgical outcomes and quality improvement. Through my involvement with EuroSurg, I was inspired to get involved with STARSurg as Regional Lead, collaborating on COMPASS and organising an Academic Surgery Evening. I am excited to join the steering committee this year to promote the importance of research in the context of surgical training.
I am a fourth-year medical student at the University of Exeter, fascinated by plastic surgery and ENT. STARSurg encompasses my passion for research and education. My first exposure to STARSurg was through the ASiT x STARSurg x RSM UKFPO survey. Early involvement in research at medical school and presenting at conferences allowed me to appreciate the importance of collaboration, and I am looking forward to developing my skills further.
I’m a third-year medical student at the University of Aberdeen. My interests include academic surgery, decision making in a clinical setting and medical education. I have joined STARSurg in 2020 as a Regional Lead with an aim of fostering a healthy atmosphere in academia and surgery. I am thrilled to be joining the Steering Committee and hope to keep empowering students to follow their passion for collaborative research.
I am a fourth-year medical student at Cardiff University, with an interest in neuroscience, global surgery and medical education. I first became involved in STARSurg through engaging on INCEPT and being a collaborator for STARSurg-endorsed studies – UKFPO and CovidMedEd. Through the Steering Committee, I hope to promote collaboration in surgery and encourage students to contribute to high-impact studies that have the potential to change clinical practice and improve patient care.