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Sophie Allen

ST4 Surgical Registrar, St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey


Matt Dunstan

ST4 Surgical Research Fellow, Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit, Guildford

I graduated from King's College, University of London in 2010, where I also undertook an intercalated BSc in Anatomy and Human Sciences. I am an ST4 specialty registrar in the South West London Deanery, currently undertaking an MD in laparoscopic imaging technologies at the MATTU.



Liam Poynter

ST5 Surgical Research Fellow, Imperial College London

I graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2009 with MB BS and the Associateship of the Imperial College School of Medicine (AICSM). As part of my undergraduate training I undertook research into Reproductive Medicine and Paediatric Infectious Diseases as part of an intercalated BSc. I was appointed to the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Higher Surgical Training programme in 2013 following Core Training in the same region. I have a declared interest in Colorectal Surgery.

I am currently OOPR in a Clinical Research Fellow post in the Division of Surgery & Cancer at Imperial College London. The topic of my PhD thesis is the development of mass-spectroscopic imaging methods to guide neoadjuvant therapy in rectal cancer, under the supervision of Professor the Lord Darzi, Professor Zoltan Takats and Mr Reza Mirnezami.



Academic Lead - West KSS

Pasha Nisar

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey


Academic Lead - East KSS

Danny Lawes

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, The Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells

Committee meeting minutes:

24th March 2016

24th November 2015

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Current Projects

If you are interested in participating in one of the above projects or have your own research ideas please see "Research Ideas" below.

  1. ORCHiD - Outcomes following Radiological or laparoscopic lavage for Hinchey Divertilulitis
  2. Life after NELA - an morbidity and mortality in the years following emergency laparotomy
  3. Perioperative management of diabetic patients


Previous Projects (2017):

  1. Quality of endoscopy training in KSS

Previous Projects (2016):

  1. Ileo-anal pouches: a snapshot of current practice in KSS – “would I want a pouch and where would I have it?”
  2. Multicentre audit of Laparoscopic Ventral Rectopexy for Prolapse & Obstructed Defecation in collaboration with: Surrey and South London pelvic floor group

Previous Projects (2015):

  1. Assessing the value of pre-operative ultrasonography in appendicitis - data from 9 hospitals
  2. Multicentre evaluation of early rectal cancer - date from 4 hospitals

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