Network Board 2020-2021

Tim Husselbury

Cardiac Science Year 3
Barts Health NHS Trust

Tim chose this specialism because he wanted to have a patient facing role at the forefront of human physiology. He was also drawn to the myriad of career options cardiac science also provides in the NHS.

“The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.” — Anon


Maria Lock

Bioinformatics (Genomics) Year 3
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Bioinformaticians have been able to utilise computer science to better understand genetics and help improve patients’ lives as a result – to Maria, that’s pretty amazing.

“If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0” – Anon


Michael Jeffryes
Clinical Engineering Year 3
King’s College Hospital NHS Trust

The STP appealed to Michael because of the wide range of interesting work available and the ability to switch between patient facing and research roles.

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” – Thomas Berger

James O’Sullivan
Medical Physics Year 3
Imperial College Healthcare Trust

James chose this specialism to increase his knowledge of physics and apply it practically in a clinical healthcare setting.

Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.” ― Richard P. Feynman

Laura Atkinson
Microbiology Year 3
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Laura chose Microbiology because of its importance. Everyone will be affected by an infection at some point in their lives and antimicrobial resistance is a big challenge. Laura believes there’s never been a more exciting time to be a microbiologist!

Everyone should love microbes, because they will always be with you even when you feel alone” – Anon


Joe Marven
Cardiac Science Year 3
Royal Brompton & Harefield Trust

Joe chose Cardiac Science because he’s immensely excited by the opportunity to contribute to the successful diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions.

‘Science is the enemy of the certain’ – Brian Cox

Emily O’Neill
Ophthalmic & Vision Science Year 3
Great Ormond Street Hospital

According to WHO, 2.2 billion people around the world are visually impaired or blind. Emily chose this specialism to contribute to the services and treatments available to help these individuals – She also thinks eyes are pretty amazing!

When kids look up to great scientists the way they do to great musicians and actors, civilisation will jump to the next level” – Brian Greene

Naomi Carne
Clinical Biochemistry Year 3
Imperial College Healthcare Trust

Naomi was drawn to the STP as a way to apply her knowledge in biochemistry in a way that positively impacts the lives of others. She enjoys piecing together the puzzle of results in clinical biochemistry to aid in the patient diagnosis. 

‘”Always try to be a little kinder than necessary” J. M. Barrie

Linda Shi
Ophthalmic & Vision Science Year 2
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Linda has a clinical neuroscience background, and entered the world of eyes after helping on a macular degeneration project. Linda finds her specialism fascinating and rewarding – vision scientists are like detectives, piecing together a clearer understanding of a patient’s unique and complex visual world.. 

“I don’t know, but I can find out“ – Anon

Sophie Ward
Clinical Biochemistry Year 2
Imperial College Healthcare Trust

Sophie is passionate about working out patient diagnoses and finding the best patient care. The world of biochemistry is constantly evolving and there is always something new to learn!

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Helen Le Sueur
Bioinformatics (Physical Sciences) Year 2
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Helen chose clinical bioinformatics (physical sciences) so that she could apply her love of coding and problem solving to healthcare. She loves that it requires many different scientific skills and she enjoys the variety of the role. Helen is also the representative for the Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex trainee network.

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us […] To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known” ― Carl Sagan


Charlotte Plow
Reproductive Sciences Year 2
Centre for Reproductive & Genetic Health

1 in 7 couples experience difficultly conceiving. Charlotte chose to train as an embryologist in order to help patients through their fertility journey. It is a career she finds immensely rewarding and allows her to bring joy to patients through her teams’ work. Charlotte is passionate about education and research, and hopes to support all colleagues who choose a career in reproductive sciences.

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”— Dr Seuss


Rachael Franklin
Medical Physics Year 2
South London Consortium

Physics is the most fun-damental of all the sciences, and I wanted to use my passion for exploring and understanding the world to help people and improve the NHS.

“I must go forward where I have never been instead of backwards where I have.” – Winnie the Pooh

Fatima Mahmood
Medical Physics Year 2
Imperial College Healthcare Trust

Fatima chose medical physics to combine her love for both physics and medicine. She especially sought a platform to follow both passions and make a difference to people’s quality of life

“II am just myself… And out that comes something positive.” – Nergis Mavalvala, Astrophysicist

Catherine Oversby
Neurophysiology Year 3
Barts Health NHS Trust

Catherine chose to train in Neurophysiology because she has a real passion for Neuroscience having studied this as her Undergraduate degree. She wanted to combine this with working with patients in a rapidly expanding field!