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Professor Brian Ellis was educated at Harrow and St. Mary’s Hospital. He was Consultant Urological Surgeon at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust from 1983 to December 2007; he now consults in primary care at Cobham Hospital. He is Honorary Senior Clinical Research Fellow at St. Mary’s Hospital, Honorary Clinical tutor at the Charing Cross Hospital and visiting Professor at Middlesex University. He has always been passionate about patient safety and implemented ‘human factor’ training for all senior members of staff at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals where he was also Director of Surgery. He was a member of Council of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. His urological interests are the bladder, prostate and scrotum. He was an early advocate of clinicians undertaking diagnostic ultrasound and regularly teaches on courses for other urologists. He is course tutor and examiner for the Postgraduate Diploma in Urology, a course for GPs interested in Urology. He has edited journals, written over 100 peer reviewed papers and was chief editor of Hamilton Bailey’s ‘Emergency Surgery’. His work on Integrated Care Pathways led to an award by the Health Service Journal. In 1998 his team at Ashford won the Urology ‘Team of the Year’ award. He has also won awards for educational video making.
Professor Mark Emberton is Reader in Interventional Oncology for Royal Free and University College London School for Medicine.
He holds posts as Honorary Consultant Urologist and as Divisional Clinical Director of Cancer Services at the University College Hospitals London.
He is also Clinical Director of the Clinical Effectiveness Unit at the Royal College of Surgeons of England where he is working with a multi-disciplinary team on improving the quality of surgery. Mark is also an Associate Professor at Middlesex University, London. Additionally, Mark works closely with his research fellows. His research interests are chiefly focused on diseases of the prostate gland and non-invasive methods of diagnosis and minimally invasive methods of treatment.
He is a regular presenter at international scientific meetings and has written numerous scientific papers and many chapters for surgical texts, in addition to a number of books. For some time Mark has had considerable interest in developing materials for patients to help them take part in shared decision making.
Mark Feneley is a Consultant Urologist at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Whittington Hospital and Royal Free Hospital, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College.
He graduated and qualified in Medicine at Cambridge University, took post-graduate training at Guy’s Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Royal London Hospital, followed by a Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA.
He has a specialist oncological urological practice, with commitment to research and teaching, and is a Teacher and Examiner at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, London
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