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New Trustees elected to RSM Council

Following the recent RSM Council election, three new Trustees will be joining the RSM Council. Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Dr Samantha Shinde and Dr Hiten Patel will take office at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones

Professor Bowden-Jones is President of the RSM’s Psychiatry Section. A medical doctor and neuroscience researcher, she works as a consultant psychiatrist in addictions. She is the founder and clinical lead of two NHS national clinics in the UK. She is the Immediate Past President of the Medical Women’s Federation and a regular host of the RSM’s In Conversation Live series, interviewing high profile guests in the field of politics, technology, human rights and education. In her academic role she is Honorary Professor at UCL’s Faculty of Brain Sciences and Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at Cambridge University.

Dr Samantha Shinde

President of the RSM’s Anaesthesia Section, Dr Shinde is a consultant anaesthetist at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, specialising in orthoplastics, neurosurgery and coiling/stroke thrombectomy. She is nationally recognised for addressing the environmental consequences of anaesthesia, which was the theme of her address at her inauguration as Section President in 2019. She is a director of Laxmibai & Rajaram Shinde Trust, a charity established to support education in India.

Dr Hiten Patel – Trainee Council representative

Dr Patel is a cardiology higher specialty trainee in East Sussex, Brighton and Worthing. He qualified from Bart’s and The London Medical School in 2008 and entered cardiology training in 2016. At the RSM he supported the delivery of cardiac pacing training during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and also the acute medicine series for frontline medics. He is a member of the RSM’s trainee focus group.


Professor Roger Kirby, RSM President, said: “We look forward to welcoming this excellent group of new Trustees to Council from 1 October this year. I would also like to thank our Trustees who will complete their terms of office at the end of this academic year. Professor Philip Bloom, our Vice-President Dr Suzy Walton and our Trainee representative Dr Sarah Filson have all made exceptional contributions to the work of the RSM and supporting our mission to advance healthcare education and innovation.”

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