Professor Sir Ian Kennedy

Ethicist – Formerly Dean of Law School King’s College London and Chair Nuffield Council on Bioethics; Emeritus Professor of Law University College London; Founded first Medical Ethics course; BBC Reith lecturer; Chair public inquiry into children’s heart surgery at Bristol; Former Chair Health Care Commission and inquiry into the quality of general practice; Chair Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and UK Research Integrity Office.

Survivorship Study

Title of study Psychosocial factors associated with quality of life and impact of cancer in long-term head and neck cancer survivors
Short title
Quality of life in head and neck cancer survivors
Study Type Retrospective Cohort Study
Status  Completed
Funding  Saving Faces – The Facial Surgery Research Foundation
Ethics Office for Research Ethics Committees Northern Ireland (ORECNI) – REC reference: 15/NI/0009

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Professor Charles Knowles

Charles Knowles is Professor of Surgical Research at Queen Mary University of London and Consultant Colorectal surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust. Professor Knowles is Director of the NIHR Enteric Healthcare Technology Cooperative, co-director of the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation, and Research lead to the Neurogastroenterology section of the British Society of Gastroenterology and Pelvic floor section of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. He is on the editorial board of 3 journals and is the author of over 100 peer reviewed publications and 5 books.

Professor Ania Korszun

Ania Korszun BDS (Hons), PhD, MD, FRCPsych is Professor of Psychiatry and Education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Barts Health NHS Trust and East London Foundation Trust. Professor Korszun trained in Dentistry and Medicine at the University of London and completed her residency training in psychiatry in the USA. Before joining Barts and The London, she was at the University of Texas and University of Michigan, and in Wales at Cardiff University. Her research focuses on mood disorders and particularly on the interface of depression and stress with other medical conditions including identification of predictors of psychological wellbeing in head and neck cancer and facial trauma patients.

Brian Leatherbarrow

Mr Leatherbarrow trained in general ophthalmology at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital before undertaking subspecialty training fellowships in oculoplastic surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery at the University of Iowa. He was the founder Treasurer of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) 2001-2006. He is a former President of BOPSS (2011-14). He has over 95 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has contributed to 6 book chapters.

Professor Jan Van Der Meulen

Jan studied medicine at the University of Groningen (1985) and received a PhD (neurology / medical physics) from the University of Utrecht (1989). Since 1990, he has worked as a clinical epidemiologist in the Netherlands and the UK. Jan joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in January 2000. He collaborates with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (from 2001 to 2011 as the Director of the College’s Clinical Effectiveness Unit) and also advises the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on research and audit since 2006.