MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES AND LEARNED SOCIETIES
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Association of Physicians (secretary 2011-2013, Treasurer, 2013 til present)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
British Association for Study of the Liver
European Association for Study of the Liver
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)
British Society of Gastroenterology
NATIONAL COMMITTEES AND ADVISORY BODIES
Council member (British Society of Gastroenterology)
Expert member of Gastroenterology, Rheumatology and infectious disease expert advisory group, Commission on Human Medicines, MHRA, 2010-present.
MHRA Committee on Paracetamol Overdose (developing guidelines) 2011-2012 and 2016.
Chair: Non alcoholic fatty liver disease group for the National Strategy for Liver
Disease (2010 -2012)
Member of the Clinical Advisory Group (Nat. Strategy for Liver Disease (2010 -2012)
Chair: Writing of National Plan for Liver Services 2004 and 2010
Secretary: Working group Royal College of Physicians on Liver Services 2009
Liver Section Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology 2008-2011
Secretary of British Association for Study of the Liver (BASL) 1997-1999
In the past I was the associate editor for 3 high impact medical journals namely:-
GUT handling manuscripts on the liver. Impact Factor 14.7
American Journal of Pathology, where I handled manuscripts involving oxidative stress, the liver and the kidney. Impact factor 4.6
Free Radical Biology and Medicine which is a biochemical journal that is focused on redox biology in medicine. Impact factor 5.7
Non-executive Director Roles
North Middlesex and University Hospital ~2008-2012
I served on the board as non-executive director for the Trust for 4 years, and chaired various committees. I enjoyed this role very much, although I found it very frustrating to see how slow the NHS is to implement new ideas and develop improvements independently of being forced to through local or national edicts.
APPLIED MEDICAL SCIENCES
I am the course director for the new Applied Medical Sciences programme at UCL. I am also Education Lead for the Division of Medicine. This unique course uses eLearning for all of its lectures and we have opened a film studio, and delivered over 400 lectures using articulate storyline software. The course is unique in that it is a biomedical science course which fuses science with medicine, and yet encapsulates all that is needed to develop creativity and teamwork amongst our students. Thus there are four creative days per year held with an Arts tutor from St Martin’s. Students also learn laboratory and inventive skills, and have access to a Laboratory Learning Hub.