Chief Editor: Dr Bharathy Kumaravel

Dr Bharathy Kumaravel is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and the public health theme lead in the University of Buckingham Medical School, where she is also the co-chair of the Faculty Research Committee.  She is passionate about clinically integrating public health and evidence-based medicine in medical education and her research interests span public health and medical education.


Editorial team:

Prof Joanne Harris

Professor Joanne Harris is the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at University of Buckingham and a general practitioner. Her research interests include assessment of professionalism and cultural aspects of professional identity formation of medical students.


Dr Andy McKeown

Dr Andy McKeown is a GP and the Deputy Director of Medical Education at the University of Buckingham, Crewe Campus. His research interests lie in Educational Authenticity, Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships and Interprofessional Education.


Dr Andrew Thompsett

Andrew Thompsett PhD is Senior Lecturer and Assessment Lead in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at University of Buckingham.  With a background of biomedical research, he is now interested in assessment in medical education including, the assessment of reflection, attitudes of students to academic misconduct and very short answer questions in medical school assessments.


Dr Emma Spikings

Dr Emma Spikings is the Student Support Lead and a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Buckingham. She has a biomedical science research background in embryology and an educational interest in supporting students through transition periods and embedding study skills and future functional/professional skills into traditionally “topic-focused” curricula.


Prof Oliver Pearce

Professor Oliver Pearce is a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon and the Vice Chair of Research at Milton Keynes University Hospital.  He is the UK lead for Rapid Recovery Programmes for Hip and Knee replacement and sits on the European Advisory Board.  He holds Visiting Professors posts in Computing Science (Open University), Materials Manufacturing and Aerospace (Cranfield University) and Health Sciences (University of Bedfordshire).  He holds a Clinical Senior Lecturer post at University of Buckingham Medical School where he runs the Musculoskeletal Sciences undergraduate course.

He publishes on orthopaedic and health technology topics and crosses the boundaries of surgery, medicine and technology at international conferences giving keynote lectures and presenting research.  He is an innovator with several patented healthcare inventions.


Dr Varadarajan Baskar

Dr Varadarajan Baskar is a Consultant Endocrinologist and Associate Medical Director, Out of Hospital services at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the Pharmacology theme lead for phase 2 program within Buckingham medical school. He is a passionate educator with clinical and research experience and has always encouraged enhanced evidence-based medicine focus and presentations and publications from junior doctors and medical students.


Andrea Petrella

Andrea Petrella is a second year MBChB candidate at The University of Buckingham. Prior to her MbChB degree, Andrea completed her Honours Specialization Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and a Master’s of Science in Exercise Neuroscience from The University of Western Ontario. Her Master’s thesis focused on the impact of acute exercise on cognitive function in older adults. Andrea’s research has been supported with funding from the Canadian Frailty Network and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Andrea is interested in medical education, sports medicine, chronic disease prevention and healthy aging.


Suhaib Abdurrezag Ghula

Dr Suhaib Abdurrezak Ghula is an Academic foundation year 1 doctor working in Yorkshire and Humber deanery. He has an interest in cardiology, medical education, and research.  He is currently enrolled in a Health Research and Statistics (PG Cert) in York University.