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SMD people

This page is dedicated to celebrating the diverse and talented staff across the breadth of our faculty. If you would like to be included, contact details are at the bottom of the page. 


Heidi Downes
4 May 2021

Meet midwife Heidi Downes, who talks about her work as an Antenatal Screening Counsellor at the Wolfson Institute, and about her campaign to fight for justice for a group of women ignored by history books.

A photo of Ruairi Robertson Dr. Ruairi C. Robertson
26 April 2021

Meet Dr. Ruairi C. Robertson, Sir Henry Wellcome Research Fellow at the Blizard Institute, who talks about his fascinating research into the human gut microbiome.

A photo of Dr Ruth Dobson Dr Ruth Dobson
6 April 2021

Meet Dr Ruth Dobson, Consultant Neurologist at Barts Health Trust and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neurology at the Wolfson Institute. 

A photo of Dr Zahra Raisi-Estabragh Dr Zahra Raisi-Estabragh
14 March 2021

Meet Dr Zahra Raisi-Estabragh, British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellow and Cardiology speciality trainee at the William Harvey Research Institute.

A photo of Dr Dipesh Gopal Dr Dipesh Gopal
8 March 2021

Meet Dr Dipesh Gopal, GP and NIHR In-Practice Fellow in General Practice, from the Institute of Population Health Sciences.

A photo of Robert Tucker Robert Tucker
22 February 2021

Meet Robert Tucker, BLSA LGBT+ Officer and third-year MBBS student. Robert is currently running unopposed for BLSA President. 

Professor Chloe Orkin
13 January 2021

Meet Professor Chloe Orkin, Consultant HIV Physician at the Royal London and Professor of HIV Medicine at the Blizard Institute. 

A photo of Alison May Berner Alison May Berner
7 January 2021

Meet Dr Alison Berner, Speciality Trainee and Clinical Research Fellow in Medical Oncology and the Barts Cancer Institute, and Specialist Registrar in Gender Identity at the Gender Identity Clinic, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. 



To be included in the SMD People series, please email Laura Simpson .