Programme Directors and Course Leaders
Professor Jerome Pereira
Programme DirectorProfessor Pereira is a Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor of Surgery and Programme Director for the Specialist Mastership Programmes in Surgery at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. He has been a UK trainer for Consultants and Surgical Trainees on breast reconstruction operations for many years and a teacher in the Department of Education at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, where he was formerly a researcher. Professor Pereira has a special interest in the outcomes of surgery, and has been instrumental in developing and leading the UK National Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Audit Programme. This is the first study in the world looking at national outcomes of breast cancer surgery, leading to the recent publication of best practice national guidelines for oncoplastic breast surgery. Professor Pereira is an examiner for the European Breast Specialist Examination Board (EBSQ), MD and MSc degree programmes and sits on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology.
He has given over 80 invited lectures at national and international level in the fields of breast surgery, surgical and patient outcomes and medical education. In addition, he is a convenor and faculty member for Master classes in breast reconstruction surgery worldwide.
Professor Sam Leinster
Programme DirectorProfessor Sam Leinster is a leading breast surgeon and was previously the Director of Medical Studies and Professor of Surgery at the University of Liverpool where he established the Breast Unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He was the Inaugural Dean of the Medical School at UEA and is involved nationally in many aspects of medical education.
Professor Jerome Pereira
Programme Director and OPBS Course Co-Lead
Miss Sue Down
Course Development and Assessment Lead and OPBS Course Co-LeadSue Down is a Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at James Paget University Hospital in Great Yarmouth, and is also co-course director of the Masters degree programme in oncoplastic breast surgery. Sue completed her medical degree and a degree in biomedical science at the University of Manchester. Following basic surgical training, she completed her PhD in Cancer Studies at the University of Birmingham in 2005. She then undertook specialist surgical training in the East Anglian region, and was awarded a prestigious national training fellowship post in oncoplastic breast surgery. Sue has held various professional posts including Chair of the Mammary Fold National Breast Trainees Association, and has contributed to several textbooks in the fields of breast surgery and surgical education.
Mr Andrew Miles
Course and Module LeadMr Andrew Miles completed undergraduate training at St Thomas's Hospital, and postgraduate surgical training at Westminster Hospital, London. He completed his MS thesis in anal pathophysiology at the University of London. He went on to complete his fellowship in Adelaide, Australia, followed by senior registrar training in the Wessex region.
He is consultant colorectal surgeon and the colorectal cancer lead clinician at RHCH Winchester, and is course director of the MS Coloproctology programme at UEA. He is also Associate Professor of Surgery at St George's University, Granada, and was previously the training programme director for General Surgery at Wessex Deanery. His additional responsibilities include: board member of the schools of surgery at the Wessex and Oxford deaneries, SAC General Surgery member for NE Thames, Director of Professional Affairs at the Royal College of Surgeons of England for Central Southern England, regional council member for ACPGBI, faculty member of Ethicon Endosurgery Training Institute, Hamburg.
Mr Chris Speakman
Course and Module LeadMr Speakman is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in Norwich and Honorary Senior Lecturer at UEA. Previously held post of RCS Surgical Tutor, Clinical Director and is currently Associate Medical Director. He has an interest in inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor conditions having previously been the Sir Alan Parks' research fellow and RSO at St Mark's.
Dr Stef Oosthuysen
Course LeadThe MSc in Regional Anaesthesia has an enthusiastic faculty of imminent and experienced regional anaesthetists totalling approximately 50, from all corners of the UK. Feedback on the teaching material delivered to date from the students has been exceptionally positive and has served as a platform to work and improve on. This MSc in RA is the the first postgraduate qualification in regional anaesthesia in the world and has the support of both the RCoA and RA-UK.
Stef is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Norwich & Norfolk University NHS Trust. He is a Generalist Anaesthetist and has been an enthusiastic Regional Anaesthetist over the past 30 years. He is currently on the RA-UK Board and has been the Course Lead for the MSc in Regional Anaesthesia Programme since its inception. He is committed to delivering the virtues of regional anaesthesia to both patients and to doctors in training.
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