Meet The Team
MEET THE TEAM
Professor Pali Hungin
Professor Pali Hungin OBE is the Lead of the Changing Face of Medicine Commission at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. He is Emeritus Professor of Primary Care and General Practice at Newcastle University and was formerly the Dean of Medicine at Durham University and the President of the BMA.
Dr Charlie Bell
Dr Charlie Bell is the Lead of the Changing Face of Medicine Commission at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. He is John Marks Fellow and College Assistant Professor in Medicine, and Praelector, at Girton College, Cambridge, and an Academic Clinical Fellow at King’s College, London. He was previously the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow at the Health and Social Care Committee and the National Audit Office. He is also an Anglican priest.
Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya
Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya is a GP in Hackney, East London. He is a Clinical Advisor to the Vaccination Programme at NHS England, a trustee for Medical Aid Films, BMA Charities and the Healthcare workers foundation, a member of the advisory board for Patient Safety Watch and has a Masters in Medical Education. He was previously Chair of the Junior Doctors Committee of the British Medical Association between 2016-2019.
Dr Richard Stevens
Dr Richard Stevens studied Psychology and Physiology at Oxford before his medical degree. He was a GP principal in Oxford for thirty years and was a trainer and tutor. He is currently a coach and was the former Associate Director for the Thames Valley Professional Support Unit.
Dr Sunny Raju
Dr Sunny Raju is an Academic Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology at The University of Sheffield and a member of the Changing Face of Medicine Faculty. He is also the current Chair of the Trainee Section of the British Society of Gastroenterology.
Dr Olamide Dada
Dr Olamide Dada is a foundation doctor, leadership fellow and charity leader. She is the Founder and Chief Executive of Melanin Medics, a national charity that focuses on promoting diversity in Medicine. Olamide is an advocate for racial equality in Medicine and is passionate about tackling health inequalities. She authored a report with the NHS Race & Health Observatory on ’Pulse Oximetry and Racial bias’, which subsequently led to a government review of medical devices and potential bias. She is a Council Member of the Medical Women’s Federation and member of the BMA EDI Advisory Group. She is an alumnus of the Healthcare Leadership Academy and a fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Dr Zain Chaudhry
Dr Zain Chaudhry is currently completing an Epidemiology MSc at Imperial College London. Previously he was a National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow at NHS England & Improvement where he led the production of the National Patient Safety Strategy section on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection. Following the MSc, he will be starting an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at University College London.
Dr Zarni Khan
Dr Zarnigar Khan is an Academic Foundation Doctor training in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Prior to studying Medicine at the University of Sheffield, she completed a Masters in Global Health and Development at University College London.
Dr John Findlay
John Findlay, PhD, is a Principal Medical Writer in the Oxford PharmaGenesis Policy Team. His role involves leading the content development for policy initiatives on multiple sclerosis, and neurodegenerative brain disease. His previous academic research included a PhD (University of Dundee) and postdoctoral work (University of Southampton) specializing in Alzheimer’s disease.