Prof Iain Hutchison


Professor Hutchison is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at St Bartholomew’s, The Royal London and University College London Hospitals. He is also Honorary Chief Executive of Saving Faces – The Facial Surgery Research Foundation and Director of the National Facial, Oral and Oculoplastic Research Centre (NFORC). He was appointed to a professorship in 2007 and founded the United Kingdom Oral Cancer Research Group. Iain has written for many publications and is in great demand as a lecturer and expert media commentator, and has been nominated for the 2008 Beacon Award for new initiatives in charity. He is also past President of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS). 

Fran Ridout

Clinical Research Manager & HANA Project Manager

Ms Ridout’s background is in psychology but she has worked in various fields including teaching, Information Technology, psychometric test development and validation, psychopharmacology and surgical trials. She was a member of the PACTS (Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety) from 2001 until 2003. Her publications cover a range of psychotropic substances as well as health education. She has presented at many conferences both in the UK and overseas. She now assists in the management and running of the National Head and Neck Cancer Audit (HANA), which aims to collect data on all head and neck cancer patients in England and Wales.

Jagtar Dhanda

Clinical Advisor

Jagtar is a Consultant Maxillofacial and Head and Neck Surgeon at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. Jagtar is also an academic surgeon who has a keen interest in understanding cancer metastasis and the development of biomarkers for head and neck malignancies. His role at NFORC is to provide clinical leadership to drive projects forward, ensure funding and execution.

Mr David H Verity

BOPSS Representative

Trained in ophthalmology in UK, Mr Verity undertook two Fellowships in ophthalmic adnexal disease before joining the consultant staff at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2004. With multiple publications and book chapters in the fields of immunogenetics, and eyelid, lacrimal and orbital disease, he now specialises in managing complex adnexal disease, and is an active teacher both at national and international levels. He is a full member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) (current Treasurer 2014), the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS), and the International Society of Ocular Oncology. In 2009, he was elected to the Orbital Society, and in 2010 became Editor-in Chief of the international journal ORBIT. In 2013 he joined the faculty of the European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology (ESASO).