Our team is made up of doctors and medical students based in the UK. One of our founding principles is that each member should have a say in what we do and how we operate. We actively avoid hierarchies and bureaucracy within the group whilst making sure that support is available for everyone when they need it. To help with that, we have a relatively simple structure of a central committee to make sure that things are running smoothly and coordinate the various research groups. Each research group has a team lead who can help members at a group level.

Central committee




Head of Operations


Head of Research and Training


Head for Communications


Head for Social Media


Projects Co-ordinator

Team Leads

Dr. Jonathan Sinclair-Williams

I’m currently an FY1 at Frimley Park Hospital who went to Cambridge medical school. I am looking down a career path in either medicine or anaesthetics. Outside of medicine I enjoy lots of sports and generally anything outdoors!

Emily Tsang

I am a fourth-year medical student from St. George’s, University of London and will be undertaking an intercalated BSc in the upcoming academic year. I have an interest in Trauma & Orthopaedics, and Urology. I am currently the University Representation for the London Undergraduate Orthopaedic Society. I am passionate about research in the surgical field, having several abstracts accepted at various international conferences.

Dr. Emma Jane Norton

I am an academic foundation trainee in East Anglia with research interests spanning across clinical neuroscience. I also enjoy medical education, in particular, neuroanatomy and am excited to contribute to this collaborative research effort

Minura Manchanayake

My name is Minura Manchanayake and I am a 4th year MBBS student of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. My research interests include global health, tropical diseases, psychiatry and the basic sciences (Anatomy and Physiology). My recent projects include identifying the Anatomical Landmarks for Intercostal nerve blocks and the epidemiology of Internet Gaming Disorder. I also have an online specialisation on Biostatistics in Public Health under my belt. I do voluntary work through AIESEC and Rotaract and play both Badminton and Scrabble.

Bryant Lim Po-Yuen

Hello! I'm Bryant, currently a 3rd year medical student at University College Cork, Ireland. I'm from Singapore and I hope to return to practice there after graduating. My current interest is in acute medicine. Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee (even after tearing my ACL) and flying my drone. I hope to develop my research skills and learn from the amazing mentors in the Accretia committee as well as connecting with other professionals all around the world.

Alex Wee

Hi! My name is Alex and I'm a third year medical student at Queen's University Belfast with an interest in Emergency Medicine. When I'm not doing medic things, I'm picking up new skills (most recently these have been skateboarding and British Sign Language), learning new recipes and getting involved with various university societies. I hope to learn a lot in this research collaborative, and I look forward to working with everyone!

Jack Teh

Jack is an incoming academic foundation trainee at Imperial College healthcare trust having completed an intercalated BSc in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences. His academic interests include reproductive medicine, mixed reality and VR in In training, machine learning and automation in healthcare. Outside of his clinical studies, his interests lie on medical education and social media outreach. He currently sits as a core committee in the British Undergraduate Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecology. In his spare time, he enjoys road, cross country and trail running.

Dr. Justin Jui Yuan Yeo

Having graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2019, I am currently an FY2 in the Northern Deanery of Scotland. I aspire to be an ENT surgeon and am building on my interest in research. I am one of the founders and current treasurer of the Foundation Trainee Surgical Society (FTSS) Scotland and lead mentor for the University of Aberdeen 2nd year medical students Mentorship Program. Outside of work, I am a big foodie and enjoy playing basketball. I look forward to working with other members of the 6pm series in this collaborative research project.

Abi Ganesh Kumar

Hi, my name is Abi and I'm a 4th year medical student at Bart's and the London. I have also completed an iBsc in Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics. My speciality interests include: General Practice, Dermatology and Medical Education. My hobbies are embroidery, travel and dance.

Mishal Shan

Mishal is a final year medical student from Pakistan whose interests revolve around traumatology/ emergency medicine and oncology. Along with her clinical experience in burns and vascular surgery, she also heads the Department of Research and Development at a student-run NGO, SOCH-Serve Our Community Health, and the Department of Public Relations at her university’s research society.

Maia Osborne-Grinter

Hi! My name is Maia and I’m a final year medical student at the University of Edinburgh, although, I will be start an AFP in Severn this year. My interests lie in surgical research, particularly neurosurgery.

Youssef Aboufandi

I'm a penultimate year medical student at the Medical University of Sofia, passionate about improving healthcare. I have interests in Medical Education, MedTech, healthcare management and Global Health/ Policy, with experience in each of these fields.

Dr. Rosemary Obeng-Darko

I'm currently a senior house officer. I completed a BSc in Biomedical Science in 2014. I graduated from Medical University-Plovdiv in Bulgaria last year. I have an avid interest in women's health and aspire to specialise in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Additionally, I write articles for the organisation Black Leaders in Healthcare. Outside of medicine, I enjoy baking, singing and photography.

Thekla Christodoulou

Hello! My name is Thekla, I am a final year student doctor at Liverpool University, and will be starting as an FY1 at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester this August. I have always been fascinated by oncology and research and so this motivated me to complete a masters of research in oncology during my intercalation year

Natalia Trehan

Natalia is a 4th-year dental student at the Medical University of Lodz in Poland. She is currently the MUL Student Government President, where she hosts events for medical and dental students. She is a member of the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association for Oral Health and a Partner with Operation Smile Canada. Her research interests include oral and maxillofacial surgery, oncology and traumatology. Natalia is excited to be a team lead for this research collaborative.

Alexandra Hunter

Hello, I am a medical student at Queen’s University Belfast and currently doing an intercalated Masters in Clinical Anatomy. I have a keen interest in ophthalmology and global health and have served on the QUB Students for Global Health Committee for the past academic year. Outside medicine I love swimming and music. Looking forward to getting involved with this research collaborative!

Stefan Elekes

My name is Stefan and I am a team lead for the Immunology and Genetics group in the Accretia Research Collaborative. Throughout my time in medicine I have developed a keen interest in innate immunity and its potential therapeutic roles in treatment of endemic infectious disease seen particularly in developing worlds. I look forward to working with a team of eager researchers and developing new ways to describe immune pathways and create valuable research that will aid management of a variety of infectious and critical diseases.

Dr. Sunaina Reddy

Hey everyone! My name is Sunaina Reddy, currently doing ED FY2 in Wessex deanery. I am very excited to be part of the Accretia Research Collaborative, as I am very interested in a future role surrounding ophthalmology with a focus on academia.

Nigeem Akram

Nigeen Akram is a medical student at Brighton and Sussex medical school, and she holds a bachelor's degree in medical science. Nigeen is the BSMS ambassador for the 6pm series as well as holding multiple roles on other regional and national societies

Esther Khoo

I am currently a final year medical student at Queen's University Belfast and will be training at East Anglia Foundation School for my foundation years. My interests are Surgery as well as Emergency Medicine. During my free time, I enjoy traveling, cycling, and baking.

Qianhui Sun

Hi, I’m Qianhui, and I'm studying medicine at Imperial College London. I’m looking forward to working with everyone on this exciting collaborative! Currently, I don't have specific specialty interests, so I'm open to all research ideas!

Fang Fang Quek

Hello! This is Fang Fang. I am starting my job as an F1 this year. I am really interested in research and am excited to be involved in this project. Looking forward to working with you all soon! Please feel free to contact me for any queries/ to express your interest in being involved in the project!

Cheryl Chor

I am a fourth year medical student from St. George’s, University of London. Looking forward to working with the team and mentors!

Dr. Tammy Samuel

I completed my medical degree in Plovdiv Medical University, Bulgaria. Now I am a foundation doctor in the UK. Aspiring GP and avid interest in research.

Vasiliki Garantzioti

5th year medical student. Currently studying in University of Patras, Greece. When I’m not studying, I’m debating.

Dr. Benjamin Wong

Hi! I'm a proud Malaysian and graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2020. I am currently working as a surgical intern in county Kerry, Ireland.

Dr. Athanasius Ishak

My name is Athanasius Ishak and I am a junior doctor working in London. I am passionate about general surgery and enjoy research and teaching. I hope to pursue a career in academic general surgery to combine my interests.

Anmol Arora

Anmol is a fifth year medical student at Cambridge University, with an intercalated degree in Management Studies from the Judge Business School. He has experience working with a range of research groups, start-ups and committees, with particular research interests in the fields of healthcare innovation and delivery.

Muhammad Gohar

Hi! I'm a final year medic with a fervent passion for surgery, especially trauma and orthopaedics. I am also the founder of the Surgical Society at my university. My other avid interest is medical education, and I love organising teaching sessions for the junior medical students. Outside of the medicine bubble, I'm a keen reader and also enjoy badminton (though my racquet skills need a lot of work!).

Kaitlyn Cervi

Hello! My name is Kaitlyn. I am Canadian, studying medicine at St. James School of Medicine in the USA. I have a dual degree in Fitness & Health Promotion and BSc Kinesiology (Hons), University of Guelph, Canada. My motivation is to become a GP with a focus on public health, education, and curriculum for promotion of health literacy and patient empowerment. Outside of medicine, I have a passion for coaching gymnastics.

Dr. Abdul-Rahman Gomaa

I am a core surgical trainee within the East Midlands starting a career in trauma and orthopaedics. My research interests span across multiple disciplines and include: trauma care, quality improvement, patient outcomes, medical education, artificial intelligence and big data. I have presented at multiple international conferences and won national awards for my academic work and I look forward to working with this collaborative research group.

Dr. George Buckland

Hello, I’m George and I’m currently and FY2 working Emergency Medicine in Wessex. Research and teaching has been something I’ve enjoyed throughout my training so far, and I’m looking forward to being involved with this exciting project

Britto Pereppadan

Hello everyone! My name is Britto Pereppadan. I am a 5th year medical student studying at Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria. As a research officer of the MUV Paediatric Society, my interest in research has grown especially in the field of paediatric anesthesiology. Hence I am very excited to be given a role as group lead in such an amazing research collaborative. I'm looking forward to working with you all!

Jelin Jose

My name is Jelin Jose, currently a 5th year medical student at Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria. My interest in research has led me to take part in research opportunities in the past, especially in the field of Paediatric Cardiology. As a team lead, I am thrilled to be a part of this initiative and I am looking forward to working with you all in this research collaborative.

Shankari Gnanakumar

My name is Shankari and I am currently a third year medical student and am looking forward to intercalating in philosophy and law next year. I am passionate about medical education and public health and can't wait to work with everyone on this exciting collaborative!

Dr. Ankita Arora

Hi, This is Ankita, currently an FY1 at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich. I bring in experience from my role as research lead for a collaborative research project between All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India and Policlinico di San Matteo, Pavia, Italy. I am also the Regional Foundation Ambassador for The 6 PM series for East of England.