Collaborative Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Research in the Severn Deanery
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.
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.
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.
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.
Treasurer: Yolande Squire
Local Lead Liaison: Swati Gupta
IT Lead: Callum Taylor
Callum is a core anaesthetic trainee at Gloucester. He has previously set up a national award-winning initiative which paired medical trainees with research called 'the Connect Project', and since has followed his passion for education as the regional Education Fellow for Severn Deanery.
He is now the "IT Geek" for the Scandanavian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Medicine and STAR. In his spare time, you'll find him on the tennis courts struggling to keep the ball in.