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Dr Nik Barnes

"I am a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and have worked there since 2003. My daily practise involves most facets of paediatric radiology but I have a special interest in orthopaedic, rheumatological, renal and nuclear medicine imaging. My practise has always involved the imaging of suspected inflicted imaging for which Alder Hey is a regional centre. More recently I have provided expert legal advice on cases of imaging of inflected imaging."

Nik Barnes

Dr Lenetta Boyce

"I graduated from the University of Liverpool Medical School in 2008 before going onto do Trauma and Orthopaedic specialist training in the West Midlands. After a change of heart, I moved back to Liverpool to complete specialist training in radiology at the North West School of Radiology. I am currently working as a consultant radiologist at the Liverpool University Hospitals in the North West of England. I have a specialist interest in MSK and Trauma Imaging.  I have also undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in post mortem radiology for natural and forensic death investigation at the University of Leicester 2 years ago and now report post mortem CT for a digital autopsy company."

Lenetta Boyce

Dr John Curtis

Dr John Curtis is a recently retired Consultant Radiologist at University Hospital Aintree, a post he held between 1997-2022. His interests are Chest Radiology, Emergency Radiology and Medical Education. He founded the Aintree FRCR 2B Course in 2002 and was Head of School, Mersey Deanery 2008-17 and a Past President of the British Society of Emergency Radiology. In addition to traditional face-to-face teaching, he is particularly interested in radiology video production, online teaching and is always open to adopting teaching formats that trainees find the most useful – feedback and action is absolutely essential to good education. He has twice won the JRF Trainer of the Year award in 2014 and 2021 and the Royal College of Radiologists Gold Medal in 2017. In his spare time he plays golf, walks the dog and loves to watch Liverpool FC at Anfield.

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Dr Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins is a senior registrar in interventional radiology at University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust and the Peninsula Radiology Academy. He is interested in Trauma radiology and embolization. He has published a number of articles on various aspects of radiology including trauma and intervention and recently led the national MACAFI study looking at the use of cholecystostomies in acute cholecystitis. He is currently undertaking higher research degree at the University of Plymouth looking at splenic artery embolization in trauma.

Paul is a member of the British Society of Interventional Radiology Trainees (BSIRT) committee as well as the UK National Interventional Radiology Trainee Research (UNITE) Collaborative. 

He enjoys spending time with his young family and his local church in his spare time!

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Dr Caren Landes

"I have been a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust since 2006.  


My expertise within paediatric radiology covers the full range of paediatric imaging including plain x-ray, ultrasound, fluoroscopy and cross sectional imaging (CT and MRI), but I have a special interest in musculoskeletal radiology and trauma, including imaging in suspected inflicted injury. 

I am President elect for the British Society of Emergency Radiology and the Radiology Trauma Lead at Alder Hey and I was involved in the production of the RCR Guidelines for Imaging in Paediatric Major Trauma.  

I also lead the Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Trauma MDT Meetings at Alder Hey.  

As a result of my expertise I receive regional and national referrals for review of musculoskeletal imaging from Radiologists and Clinicians with an emphasis on imaging in cases of suspected inflicted injury. "

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Caren Landes
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Dr Tom McDonald

Graduated from University of Newcastle 2008,

After several years working in Australia started radiology training in 2017. He has completed a 6 month placement at Alder Hey and has just recently started his job as a consultant paediatric radiologist in the north east, at the Great North Childrens Hospital. 

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Dr Chris McLeavy

Chris McLeavy is a Consultant Radiologist at Liverpool University Hospitals in the North West of England. He is currently the Clinical Lead for Imaging at Liverpool’s Major Trauma Centre. He has specialist interests in Trauma & Emergency Imaging and Genitourinary Radiology. Chris is an active committee member of the British Society of Emergency Radiology (BSER) and is the society’s Treasurer and Public Relations/Social Media Lead. He is the Trauma Specialist Interest Group Lead for the FRCR 2A Examination Panel and the RCR’s iRefer Panel. He has been an invited speaker at national and international trauma events with publications in trauma imaging and beyond.

Chris McLeavy

Ms Elizabeth Medd

"I am a Reporting radiographer at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital Trust where I have worked for 13 years. I undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in MSK Image Interpreation (axial and appendicular) 6 years ago and started working as a Reporting radiographer. I have now extended my role with the support of the MSK radiologists to report ED, GP, inpatient and outpatient radiographs performed within the Trust."

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Elizabeth Medd
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André Joseph Anthony Rebello OBE

André Rebello was a student at St Mary’s College Blackburn from 1969 to 1976. He graduated with B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in Physiology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1979 before being admitted as a Solicitor in 1984. He practised in Children, Family and Mental Health Law and retired from private practice to undertake public service though full time judicial appointment 30th June 1999. From 1992 until 2011 he held appointment as a part-time tribunal judge in the First Tier Social Care Chamber. In January 1994 appointed as H.M. Coroner for Lancashire (Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Districts) which was a part-time district. In April 1999 appointed as H M Coroner for the City of Liverpool with effect from 1st July 1999. He was appointed Acting Senior Coroner for the Wirral from the 1st January 2014. He became Senior Coroner in Liverpool and Wirral Area on 2nd April 2015. He is a member of the Coroners’ Society of England and Wales and has been elected annually since September 2006 as the Hon Secretary and Executive Officer of the Society. In this role he is the principle point of contact for the Society with the Chief Coroner, Government and public bodies. He was President of the North West and North Wales Coroners’ Society (2004 – 2006). He has been involved in coroner training, development and mentoring for many years and is a member of the Ministry of Justice Coroners’ Service Committee. He is a member of the Chief Coroner’s Disaster Victim Identification Cadre of Coroners. He also sits on the Standing Committee for HR of the Judges Council of England and Wales concerning judicial conduct, support and welfare. He is a life-long Blackburn Rovers season ticket holder…and remains a beginner at Ballroom and Latin dancing.

He was invested as a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in 1992 being promoted to Knight Commander in 1999.

He was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in June 2010 for services to the administration of justice and the bereaved.

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Dr Ramdas Senasi

"I completed my specialist training in Radiology in Sheffield, to then obtain my Fellowship of The Royal College of Radiologists.

I then completed my Fellowship in Paediatric Radiology in Canada prior to returning to the U.K. to practice as a Consultant both in the NHS and Private Sector.i am currently a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at Hull University Teaching Hospitals.

I am dedicated to improving the lives of children both locally and globally and hope to have a positive impact on their care.

I have travelled worldwide as a teacher, speaking regularly at various international meetings on clinical and non-clinical subjects including: U.K., USA, India, Hungary, Poland, Spain,  Malaysia

I speak regularly, sharing my clinical insight and expertise, and on Clinical Leadership and Innovation. 

I fundamentally believe in supporting low-resource countries and I have led two separate international teams to Laos on behalf of the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging.

I had also been involved in forming the World Federation of Emergency Radiology COVID Global Task Force to facilitate resource availability to low-income countries.

I believe we are the product of the people we meet throughout our lifetime, and without a doubt, the bonds of friendship and community define who we become. My greatest blessing is knowing I have come across so many interesting people that have all left a lasting impression on me. "

Dr Augustine Smithies

"I am a consultant in Emergency Medicine at Hull Royal Infirmary. I graduated from Newcastle University in 2008 and pursued surgical training before finding my true passion in Emergency Medicine. I am our departmental Quality Improvement and Mortality lead. I have been exploring themes in our Mortality and Morbidity meetings and implementing a Quality Improvement approach to respond to these issues. My other interests include long-distance cross country running and 5-a-side football."

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Prof Stavros Michael Stivaros BSc MBChB FRCR PhD

Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neuroradiologist

Director of Imaging University of Manchester

Stavros Stivaros is Director of Imaging at the University of Manchester, UK and Co-Director of Imaging at the Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre.  As Professor of Paediatric Neuroradiology he heads Paediatric Neuroimaging at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, one of Europe’s largest children’s hospitals and a major paediatric trauma centre.  He is imaging lead for the Paediatric Neuroimaging components of the Proton Beam Therapy Service at The Christie Hospital. 

His work in children’s brain tumours and Neurofibromatosis, has won international recognition at both the Children’s Tumour Foundation as well as the International Society of Paediatric Neuro-oncology. 


More recently he was joint senior author on the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology sponsored global consortium, that first identified and described the imaging phenotype of children suffering from encephalopathy related to SARS-CoV-2 infection.  In addition, he was first author on a multi-centre UK study on rates of inflicted trauma in children during the first covid lockdown period.  He has given evidence to the Family and Criminal Courts in over 250 cases of suspected inflicted traumatic injury to children and has also appeared in the High Court in such matters.  He is part of the President of the Family Division’s working party on medical evidence in non-accidental injury in children.

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