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Council Members

The College’s Members of Council come from a range of surgical disciplines and represent the diverse interests across the profession. Members of Council are elected by the breadth of the College membership and serve a five-year term. They are eligible for a second consecutive term of office. A Trainee representative and an SAS representative are also elected to the College’s Council by their respective membership of the College. The Chief Executive also sits on the College Council.

The following are current members of the RCSEd Council:

  • Mr Charles AuldMr Charles Auld is a Consultant General Surgeon at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. He has served on several College Committees and is a past Chairman of the General Surgery SSG. He has an interest in the provision of safe emergency general surgical services throughout the UK in an era of increasing specialisation and how this might be achieved.

  • Mr Stuart ClarkMr Stuart Clark is a full time NHS Consultant in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Central Manchester. He was elected to Council in 2016. He is actively involved in examinations, education, the Regional Advisory Network and International Medical Graduates.

  • Mr Roger CurrieMr Roger Currie is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Ayrshire with sessions at the QE University Hospital in Glasgow. He was elected to Council in 2010 and has responsibility for the Colleges Regional Adviser networks and Trainees. A Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, he is Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, Clinical Lead for Skin Cancer West of Scotland and Immediate Past Chair of the Scottish Oral and Maxillofacial Society.

  • Ms Victoria DobieVictoria Dobie is an Associate Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose. Since 2011 she has served on the College SAS and Locum Consultant Committee and has been the SAS representative on the Orthopaedic Surgery Speciality Group since 2012.

  • Professor Simon FrostickProfessor Simon Frostick is Professor of Orthopaedics in Liverpool and Honorary Consultant at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. In 2013, he became an adviser to the College on International Curriculum Development and hopes to bring to Council his experience and knowledge as a practicing clinician with an international reputation as a shoulder and elbow surgeon.

  • Mr Alastair GibsonMr Alastair Gibson is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon practising in Edinburgh, elected to Council in 2012. A College examiner for eight years, he has diverse interests in Clinical Research and Training with specialist expertise in minimally invasive surgery.

  • Mr Tim GrahamMr Timothy Graham is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University of Birmingham and Royal Centre for Defence Medicine UK and a Civilian Consultant Cardiac Surgeon to the British Army. He’s a joint founder of the National Birmingham Review course in Cardiothoracic surgery and the National Birmingham Professional Development Course. He’s also a joint founder and convenor of the Asian Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty Update Course (ACSSUC). Received Honorary Fellowship of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgeons in 2011 and Distinguished Surgeon Award from Academy of Medicine Singapore in 2013.

  • Professor S Michael Griffin OBEProfessor S Michael Griffin OBE is a Consultant Surgeon with an Upper GI interest and Professor of Surgery at the Royal Victoria Hospital. He developed the Northern Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Unit which is now the largest in Europe and North America and is Chair in Surgery at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. A Council member since 2009, he is also Chairman of the Intercollegiate Board of General Surgery.

  • Mr Sanjay GuptaMr Sanjay Gupta is a Consultant General Surgeon at Lister Hospital, Stevenage, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University College London. He is currently Clinical Sub-Dean at the Cambridge Medical School, University of Cambridge. He was elected to the College Council in 2015 and currently a member of the College Standards and ESSQ Committee. His special interests include upper GI and laparoscopic surgery. He is actively involved in the medical education and training and has been a College examiner since 2010.

  • Dr Sunil KumarDr Sunil Kumar is a Senior Consultant and HOD Surgery in Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, India, and an FRCS/MRCS examiner for the College. In 2015, he was awarded the Excellence in Medical Education prize from India’s National Board of Examinations.

  • Ms Clare McNaughtMs Clare McNaught is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon based at Scarborough Hospital. She was elected to Council in 2014 and was Regional Advisor for Yorkshire for three years. Clare is a College examiner, is on a number of College committees and is Chair of the Younger Fellows Committee.

  • Mr Ahmed NassefMr Ahmed Nassef Consultant Vascular Surgeon/Honorary Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust.

  • Ms Anna PaisleyMiss Anna Paisley is a Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. She has a particular interest in surgical recruitment, training and assessment. She was Regional Surgical Adviser for South East Scotland for 4 years, is current Year One Director of the Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification and was elected onto Council in 2015.

  • Professor Robin PatonProfessor Robin Paton is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics and works in East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. He qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1980 and underwent his surgical training in London, Manchester and Stuttgart. He is passionate on training and research: he has been voted the Orthopaedic North West Trainer of the Year twice by NWOTA and was awarded the King James IV Professorship in 2016.

  • Professor Rowan ParksProfessor Rowan Parks is a Consultant HPB Surgeon. Serving on the Council since 2009, he has served on numerous College committees and short life working groups, as well as organised the Triennial Meeting 2018, President's Meetings 2013-2015, and the Lister Centenary Meeting 2012. He has a significant interest in medical education and training and is currently President of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) and Deputy Medical Director of NHS Education for Scotland (NES).

  • Professor Janet WilsonProfessor Janet Wilson is Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. Her subspecialty interests include voice, swallowing and patient reported outcomes development. She is an experienced College Examiner and Examiner Assessor, and a past adviser to women in surgical training.

  • Mr Michael MoranMr Michael Moran is an ENT / Head and Neck Surgery Registrar, currently on a year out of programme, working in the pharmaceutical industry and carrying out his role as Chair of the RCSEd Trainees' Committee and Member of Council. As an undergraduate student, he completed a BSc (Hons, 1st class) in Therapeutics and Pharmacology, and as a postgraduate student he graduated from a Masters of Education for Health Care Professionals and a PhD in Surgical Oncology.

  • Ms Alison RooneyMs Alison Rooney joined the College as Chief Executive in October 2008. Prior to this, she worked in both the private and public sectors, holding senior management and governance roles in industry, education and the Civil Service. Alison is Company Secretary for each of the College's companies. The Chief Executive attends Council meetings.

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