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Junior Advisory Board

The Junior Advisory Board is made up of members, ranging from medical and dental students to recently qualified doctors and solicitors. Each individual was specially selected to create an advisory board that reflects the diverse nature of our younger healthcare and legal professional clients. They offer a unique insight into their respective areas of expertise, providing a valuable resource to help build our knowledge and further develop these markets.  

Dr Bhavagaya BakshiDr Bhavagaya Bakshi
GP Registrar, London
Bhavagaya studied Medicine at Kings College London, graduating in 2011. She spent one year at Imperial College London Business School undertaking a BSc in Medical Management in 2009. During her foundation training Bhavagaya was a finalist for the Gurney Innovation Award for her work evaluating post-operative mortality. 

Following on from this, she identified serious challenges with communication in the hospital, for this she built an App creating a ‘yellow pages’ for the hospital. Bhavagaya was awarded the Excellence in Leadership Award by the London Deanery in 2011 and 2012.

Alongside her training, she represented junior doctors on both the BMA Junior Doctors Committee and the BMA GP Trainee Sub-Committee. In 2015/16 she was the Terms and Conditions Lead for GP trainees and currently continues her work on the committee.

In 2016, Bhavagaya was appointed as one of six Negotiators in the Junior Doctor Contract Negotiations with the Government, between November 2015 - March 2016. In October 2016, Bhavagaya completed her training and qualified as a General Practitioner.

Bhavagaya has a strong interest in health policy, patient powered health, innovation and digital health. Post qualification Bhavagaya has co-founded ‘C the signs’ a health technology company that uses artificial intelligence to help Doctors identify patients with Cancer early. She continues to pursue her primary passion working part-time in General Practice.

Dr James GlasbeyDr James Glasbey
Qualified Doctor, Birmingham
James is an Academic Clinical Fellow in General Surgery at the University of Birmingham and Core Surgical Trainee at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.  He holds Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2016). James is Executive Publicity Officer to the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT), contributing to national policy meetings, training surveys and position statements relevant to surgical training.

James is a leader of collaborative surgical research acting as a Senior Lead of the Student Audit and Research in Surgery collaborative (STARSurg,, conducting national, patient-facing multi-centre observational research projects. He has an active interest in global health improvement and is in the working group for an international assessment of emergency general surgery, spanning low- and middle-income settings (GlobalSurg, He hopes to complete his Clinical PhD in Complex Trials Methodology in Surgery.

Chris TattersallChris Tattersall
Emergency Medicine Trainee, Plymouth
Following five years in corporate finance with one of the 'Big 4' accountancy firms, Chris is in his fourth year of the Graduate Entry Programme at Warwick. Chris graduated from the University of York in 2008 having completed a Master's with Honours in Physics with Astrophysics. Although Chris has taken a tortuous route to Medicine he is now enjoying exploring a wide variety of interests, including Anaesthetics, Neurology, Psychiatry and Paediatrics. Chris is also the Midlands region medical student representative on the Royal College of Physician's 'Student and Foundation Doctor Network' and is part of the management team of Med-School Admissions, an organisation supporting applicants to medical and dentistry school.

Tariq RamtoolaTariq Ramtoola
Medicine Trainee, Manchester
Tariq is an internal medicine trainee in the North West Deanery and is currently into his 4th year on the Wesleyan Advisory Board. He spent his undergraduate years at Manchester Medical School, where he presided over the medical society for 2 years and launched several initiatives; a student led magazine (Pacemaker), and the first undergraduate health innovation & technology conference (MedX).

He is a former Kairos Fellow, established his own social enterprise (ReThinkX) in 2016, and won the GSEA national awards in 2017. He currently maintains a strong interest in medical education and leadership, and wants to ultimately pursue a career in cardiology. Outside of work, he enjoys travelling and brunching.

Fawz KazzaziFawz Kazzazi
Medical Student, Cambridge
Fawz is currently in his fifth year of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He has a keen interest in global health and is Director of Policy at Polygeia, a student-run global health think-tank. His current research is looking at patient reported outcomes following surgery and the reasons behind differences. Fawz was previously President of the student body at Corpus Christi College. He enjoys playing football, badminton and boxing in his spare time.

Shivana Anand

Shivana Anand
Dentist, London
Shivana is a young dentist from Guys, Kings and St. Thomas' Dental School in London, where she is now an honorary lecturer. Shivana is an associate in a busy family run general practice. Shivana hosts annual courses aimed at helping young dental students prepare for life after university and has written a textbook on the dental final year interview. She completed her DFT and DCT at the Eastman Dental Hospital. She is a regular writer for Dentistry and Young Dentists magazines and won the Dentistry FMC Fast Track 4 accreditation for innovative new dentists and the 'Dental Prodigy' award at Dental Showcase.

Sarah FranksSarah Franks
Dentist, Bristol
Sarah is a newly qualified dentist from the University of Birmingham, currently undertaking Dental Core Training (DCT2) at the University Hospital Bristol. She was previously President of the Birmingham University Dental Students Society 2011-12 and 2012-13, representing the academic and social interests of the students. Sarah was an active member of the organising committee for the European Dental Student Association conference held in Birmingham in 2013. Sarah is also past President of the British Dental Student Association 2013-14. 

Fahad AlawsiFahad Alawsi
Dentist, Newcastle
Fahad is currently employed by the Newcastle Dental Hospital. Since his graduation from Queen's University in 2016, Fahad has been progressively involved in the delivery of state of the art dental education and has recently been appointed a Committee Officer for the regional branch of the British Dental Association.

Fahad has a keen interest in innovative dentofacial orthopaedics and public perception. He is the Founder of QUB Smile Campaign and was awarded the NI Department of Education's Millennium Award for his achievements.

Jasmine LoboJasmine Lobo
Dental Core Trainee, Middlesbrough
Jasmine is currently a Dental Core Trainee in  Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. She completed her dental foundation training in practice and then went on to work in two major trauma centres.

Jasmine is one of the first students in the country to gain an integrated masters programme at Leeds Dental School. In 2014/15 she was the first dental student to intercalate and achieve a first class BSc in Microbiology in Relation to Medicine at the University of Leeds.

She was the co-founder and chairwoman of Open Wide, a widening participation scheme that encourages children from disadvantaged backgrounds to study dentistry.  She aspires to become an Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon long-term and intends to become dually qualified with both medicine and dentistry. 

Zanigar KhanZarnigar Khan
Third Year Medical Student, University of Sheffield
Zarnigar is a third-year medical student currently studying at the University of Sheffield. Prior to moving to studying medicine, she studied Biomedical Sciences BSc at Kings College London, and went on to complete a Masters in Global Health and Development at University College London.

Outside of her academic studies, Zarnigar has been on the committee of the University of Sheffield Anatomy Society since it's foundation in 2017. She is currently the President of the Society. Her interest in anatomy and practical medicine have motivated Zarnigar to pursue a career in surgery. 

Dharmesh ValandDharmesh Valand
Medical Student, Belfast
Dharmesh is currently a fourth year medical student at Queen's University Belfast (QUB). He entered medicine after graduating in Biomedical Sciences from University College London.

He has a strong interest in surgery, medical education and clinical research. He is the current President of Scrubs - the surgical society at QUB and is involved with various regional committees of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Medical Association. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and is an avid photographer.

Dr Bethany RushworthDr Bethany Rushworth
Qualified Dentist, Sheffield
Dr Bethany Rushworth qualified from the University of Leeds with distinction before going on to work in general practice in Sheffield gaining a wealth of experience in general dentistry.

She has won the 'Fast Track 4 rising star in dentistry award' in 2019 as well as being a finalist in both the national 'Dentistry Awards' and 'Private Dentistry Awards 2019', at the latter being awarded highly commended. After being ranked first in the country out of 530 candidates during the national recruitment interview process, Dr Rushworth undertook further training in oral and maxillofacial surgery managing patients with complex dental and medical needs.

Dr Rushworth sits on various editorial and advisory boards and is the new editor of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, due to be published summer 2020. She is particularly interested in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and enjoys both transforming and maintaining healthy smiles! Outside of dentistry Dr Rushworth enjoys running, hiking, art, cooking and trying her very best to play golf!

Aimee ThomasAimee Thomas
Associate, London
Amiee gained two years' experience in a niche commercial law firm in Birmingham before completing her training contract at a Legal 500 National Law firm in London. She joined Else Solicitors in 2014 in the Dispute Resolution department, and was promoted to Associate in July 2018.

Amiee has a keen interest and specialism in contentious construction disputes and regularly provides construction clients with commercial and pragmatic advice to obtain outstanding monies or settle any contractual disputes. She has notably dealt with a number of disputes in respect of the dental industry and regularly supports and advises dentists in respect of contractual claims.

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