The PRISM Team

Maria Chazapis MBBS MA (Cantab) FRCA PGDip Regional Anaesthesia PGCert Healthcare Leadership and Management

Maria Chazapis

Maria is an ST7 in Anaesthetics. She is currently a Darzi Fellow at UCH/RCoA, working towards setting up a national perioperative outcomes framework, to improve the quality of care surgical patients receive. She has been involved in several QI projects, most notably work on validating patient-reported outcome tools, and setting up a ‘block room’ for regional anaesthesia patients in UCH. She is just completing a PGCert in Healthcare Leadership and Management, and following that with an MD(Res) in perioperative quality improvement measures.


Abigail Whiteman MA (Cantab) MB BChir FRCA

Abigail Whiteman

Abby is an ST7 in Anaesthetics and the UCH Anaesthetic Education Fellow. She is currently leading the design and piloting of the first UK perioperative medicine teaching module for anaesthetic trainees. She has been involved in several quality improvement projects, most notably devising and leading the introduction of electronic record keeping and electronic prescribing on the Royal Free labour ward.

Abby was awarded the Nuffield medal in the FRCA examinations and is now working towards her Masters in Medical Education.


Lauren Oswald MBChB FRCA

Lauren Oswald

Lauren is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists with specialist interests in improving patient pathways and obstetric anaesthesia. She has strong links to quality improvement, currently working on Enhanced Recovery for Elective C-Section and projects advancing patient safety through training and education. She is the author of the Quality Improvement section in the RCOA Higher Curriculum Perioperative Medicine Module, currently being piloted.


Carolyn Johnston
FRCA BM BCh MA (Oxon), PGCert Med Ed, PGCert Healthcare Management

Carolyn Johnston

Carolyn is a consultant obstetric anaesthetist at St George’s Hospital in London, running the hospital’s quality improvement programme for Foundation year doctors and leading several hospital perioperative improvement projects. She was a London Deanery ‘Darzi’ Fellow, setting up QI training and a management-clinician ‘Paired learning’ scheme during an Out Of Programme year.

She also planned and executed improvement projects on inpatient flow, safety in Hospital at Night and Patient Experience Based Co Design. Some of this work was presented nationally and internationally and was a finalist in the National Patient safety awards. She was a fellow of the Improvement Faculty of the NHS Institute of Innovation. She has 2 small children and will resume her hobbies of travelling and watching live music and sport in 2028.


Marta Campbell MBChB FRCA

Marta Campbell

Marta is an ST6 in Anaesthetics at the London Deanery and the Perioperative Medicine and Improvement Science Fellow at UCL. She is a member of the educational faculty at UCL, helping to develop the Perioperative Medicine Masters Program and is the author of the Improvement Science, Leadership and Patient Safety module of the Masters. Marta is in the editorial board of the Quality Improvement section of the British Journal of Hospital Medicine and is working towards a Masters in Medical Education.

Jigna Modha BMedSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCA

Jinga Modha

Jigna is post CCT in Anaesthetics. She is interested in healthcare systems, organisational structure and change management. She was selected to go to Harvard Business School, Boston USA to learn about Value Based Health Care Delivery (VBHCD) and furthermore participated in a European exchange programme in Denmark in 2015 looking at national healthcare systems through the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) and NHS Leadership Academy. She is currently finishing the Improvement Science Research Fellowship at UCL/UCLH Surgical Outcomes Research Centre and has set up a Quality Improvement Science Club (QuISC), is the local trainee lead for NELA/EPOCH and is leading several quality improvement projects


Dr. Ramani Moonesinghe BSc.(Hons) MD(Res) MBBS MRCP FRCA FFICM

Ramani Moonesinghe Trust photo

Ramani is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and Director, UCL/UCLH Surgical Outcomes Research Centre. She is a Board Member of the UK's National Institute for Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA), where she is Academic training advisor and is Deputy Director of the NIAA's Health Services Research Centre. She is Academic Training Program Director for the London Academy of Anaesthesia.

Ramani's research interest is Health Services Research and Improvement Science in perioperative medicine, in particular, risk stratification and outcome measurement with a view to improving the quality of care for patients undergoing major surgery. She has recently begun a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship in Improvement Science with the Health Foundation and is leading the development of a Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme to measure morbidity and patient reported outcome after major non-cardiac surgery.


Claire Frith MB BChir MA (Cantab), MCEM, MRCP (UK), FRCA

Claire Frith

Claire is currently an ST5 in Anaesthetics and the Education Fellow at University College Hospital for 2015-2016, having started life as an Emergency Medicine trainee. Her specialist interests are in paediatric anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, and medical leadership and education. She is a co-founding member and secretary of the Leadership Development for Anaesthetists (LDfA) society, and has taught on Quality Improvement Study Days for post-FRCA Anaesthetists in both North and South Thames. She is currently involved in establishing a formal enhanced recovery program for thoracic patients at Harefield Hospital. She is an enthusiastic teacher, and is working towards her Diploma in Medical Education with the University of Dundee.


Angela Bader

Angela Bader

Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School
Research Scientist at Harvard School of Public Health
Director of the Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA

Professor Bader is an anesthesiologist and researcher whose work focuses on preoperative assessment and improving surgical health care systems. She is Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School, Research Scientist at Harvard School of Public Health, and the Director of the Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Through the work of her clinical, administrative, and research teams this unit has become a benchmarking unit internationally for excellence in all aspects of preoperative assessment. She has been involved in research on developing a set of emergency checklists for the operating room, as well as improving appropriateness of surgical care by focusing on patient centered outcomes and shared decision making.


Trevor Dale

Trevor Dale

Trevor Dale Retired British Airways Training Captain, Crew Resource Management Specialist

Specialising in training and coaching of Human Factors non-technical skills for almost 25 years, half of that time in healthcare, Trevor was a senior Training Captain in British Airways. There he gained extensive experience in simulation and class-based training of non-technical skills, including Train the Trainer. Currently focused on the healthcare environment and Operating Theatre and Emergency Department teams he has been working across the healthcare field since 2002 with such as the research team at Oxford University, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Medical Protection Society and a multitude of Trusts, Deaneries and Health Authorities. He is a long time member of Lions Clubs International.


Carol Peden BSc, MB ChB, MD, FRCA, FFICM, FFMLM, MPH

Carol Peden

Professor Carol Peden is Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement and a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK. She is a Visiting Professor at Bath University's School of Management Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement, teaches as Faculty on the University of Oxford Surgical Sciences MSc and is a visiting Fellow at the University of Surrey.

Carol was the 2014 Macintosh Professor of Anaesthesia of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and was awarded the Humphry Davy Medal by the College in 2013. In 2014 she was seconded to NHS England as Associate Medical Director for Clinical Quality, developing quality and safety strategy for the South region (one quarter of the English NHS). Carol teaches regularly on quality and safety internationally. She is an author of major papers, books, reviews and standards including quality standards for the Intensive Care Society and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine the High Risk Surgical Patient and Emergency Surgery standards of the Royal College of Surgeons UK and Editor of the RCOA, Audit and Quality Improvement Guidelines.

She was a 2008-2009 Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in the USA and completed a Masters degree in Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard University School of Public Health. She is a Fellow of the NHS Improvement Faculty and the Faculty of Medical Leaders and Managers Carol has Chaired the Executive Board of the Dr. Foster Global Comparators project, composed of hospitals around the world collaborating to improve outcomes. She is a founder of the emergency laparotomy network, quality improvement lead for the National Emergency Laparotomy Network and has been National Clinical Director for Enhanced Recovery pathways in Emergency General Surgery in the UK. She was a member of the "Keogh" review team of High Mortality Hospitals and a member of the new Care Quality Commission Inspectorate.