The Committee

The projects are led by trainees and performed by individuals who are keen to get involved. The role of the committee is to facilitate the overall running and maintenance of this platform, formalise quarterly regional projects and link in with the Annual School of Surgery Symposium. The collaborative is supported by Mr Shaun Appleton and Professor Ashok Handa.

The committee for 2017-2018:

OxSCAR Chair – Keaton Jones







Vice-Chair – Chris Bretherton

BOTA Academic rep with an interest in clinical trials







Secretary – Ashvina Segaran


Project liaison officer – Helen Cui








Website manager – Daniel Hughes








Publicity Officer – Joe Dixon


ASiT Thames Valley Representative – John Mason


Core Surgical Trainee Representative –Tom Lloyd


Foundation Doctor Representative – Ollie Curwen

Foundation Trainee, with an interest in General and Paediatric Surgery







Medical Student Representative –  Matt Williams


Hugh Cairns Surgical Society President – Matt Williams


The current committee are expanding on the solid foundations that were laid down by the founding OxSCAR team. Previous committee members are:

OxSCAR Founder – Gijs van Boxel

Vice-Chair and OxSCAR Co-founder – Jennifer Isherwood

Core Training Lead – Emanuele Gammeri

Transplantation Surgery – John O’Callaghan

Upper GI Surgery – John O’Callaghan

Breast Surgery and NIHR Lead – Kate Harvey

Foundation Training Lead – Patrick Holton

Medical Student Lead – Daniel Jones