Executive Committee

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Executive Chair: Jon Barnes

Jon is an anaesthesia and intensive care registrar and current chair of STAR. He moved to Severn in 2017, having trained and worked in the North East and London regions, alongside time spent working in Africa and undertaking international retrieval work. Jon has an interest in perioperative medicine and has completed a linked fellowship and PGCert. He has an interest in education and regularly teaches on ALS and APLS alongside acting as course director for several programmes run through the foundation school. Outside of work Jon enjoys playing sport, doing dodgy DIY and spending time with his young family.

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Vice Chair (Anaes.): Suzie Harrogate

As Vice Chair (Anaesthesia), Suzie coordinates the Group’s involvement in National/International anaesthesia projects and serves as STAR's liaison to the Research & Audit Federation of Trainees (RAFT). She moved to Bristol in 2018 after training in Oxford and London. She is a proud, if somewhat undercover, Geordie who loves Sci-Fi and open-water swimming.

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Vice Chair (ICM): Jon Bower

Jon Bower is an Anaesthesia and ICM Trainee based in Bristol. He was STAR's Regional Lead for the DALES study and worked on the IHypE study and is a former Research Fellow for the obstetric education charity PROMPT. He also has interests in medical education, is a Medical Director for the ALS course, Director of the BMSC's Train the Trainers course and he is an honorary lecturer at Bristol University. He has a family with two young children who keep him busy the rest of the time.

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Secretary: Aravind Ramesh

Aravind is an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow training in Intensive Care Medicine. He moved to Bristol in 2017 having completed core medical training in Newcastle upon Tyne. He has developed and is currently running an NIHR portfolio study investigating Hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis function post brain injury, and is involved with other portfolio studies at NBT. When not working, he can be found running, cycling, watching wildlife or drowning his sorrows following Newcastle United.

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Treasurer: Yolande Squire
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Local Lead Liaison: Swati Gupta
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IT & Social Media Lead: Alex Jones

Alex is an anaesthetic ST6 in the Severn region and honorary lecturer at the University of Bristol. His clinical interests include regional anaesthesia and pre-hospital and retrieval medicine. He's currently working in the latter for a year, based in Adelaide, Australia (so expect some 4 am tweets from the STAR account).  His current research interests include the utility of radiological markers of frailty in the peri-op setting and the use of pre-hospital regional anaesthesia. He has an interest in medical educational research, undertaking a masters at the Karolinksa Institutet. He's called time on a glorious rugby career and is slowly, (in more ways than one), making a lycra busting transition into becoming a MAMIL weekend warrior. 

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Membership Secretary: Inthu Kangesan
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Events Lead: Oli Barker