We are recruiting

The RSTN is looking to recruit a new East Midlands, East of England and Welsh representative.

We are looking for enthusiastic and hard working trainees who would like to learn more about clinical trials and contribute to the RSTN.

The representatives will join the RSTN Trainees Committee, which manages the trainee network and helps to organise the annual Trials Day and the RSTN Session at the BAPRAS Winter Scientific Meeting.

How to apply

Applications are open to numbered plastic surgery or orthopaedic surgery trainees within the training regions.
Please send a two page CV and statement (max 300 words) outlining why you should be the representative to rstnteam@gmail.com. Senior members of the RSTN and BAPRAS/BSSH research committee will score the applications.

Deadline Wednesday 22nd November 1700.

For further information, please contact rstnteam@gmail.com.

The role

Contact point for region. You will run the RSTN in your region. Encourage and mentor new proposals and act as a contact point for ongoing projects. You will attend the twice yearly committee meeting.

Recruit to collaborative projects. You will not be expected to run every (or any) projects but will recruit trainees from each unit to get involved. We will expect one new idea from each region annually.

Advertise RSTN events. You will distribute information about forthcoming events relating to the RSTN and trials methodology.

The benefits

Improve evidence base. You will play a crucial role in promoting large collaborative projects in plastic surgery. These will make a big impact on developing EBM within the specialty
Develop research skills. Through working with the RSTN you will gain further insight into clinical trials methodology and have the opportunity to sit on Trial Steering Groups.

Leadership and management. You will gain national committee experience and the opportunity to help organise national meetings.

You will be provided with a certificate documenting your role and contribution to the RSTN.


Abhilash Jain
RCS Surgical Specialty Lead for Plastic and Hand Surgery

Matt Gardiner
RCS Associate SSL for Plastic and Hand Surgery

Jeremy Rodrigues
Trainee Lead, Hand Surgery

Ben Way

Anna Allan
Communications and RSTN rep on BAPRAS Research Committee

Michelle Griffin
Core trainee rep

Frank Acquaah
Foundation trainee rep

Luke Geoghegan
Undergraduate rep

Jay Pancholi
Technology Lead


UK regional representatives

East of England

East Midlands

Nagham Darhouse

Katie Young

John Henton
North East

Anais Rosich-Medina
North West

Nikos Lymperopoulos
North West

Sandra McAllister
Northern Ireland

Suzanne Thompson

George Murphy
South Central

Kai Yuen Wong
South Central

David Izadi
South West


George Filobbos
West Midlands

Neil Brierley
Yorkshire and Humber

Victoria Teoh
Yorkshire and Humber


International representative

Anita Mohan


Thank you to previous members of the team: Alex Reid (East of England), Zita Jessop (Wales), Nick Marsden (Wales), Paul Malone (East Midlands), Ranj Jeevan (North West), Alexis Thomas (South East rep), Jana Torres-Grau (South West rep), and Shehab Jabir (Communications), Riaz Agha (Yorkshire and Humber), Matt Wordsworth (Military rep).