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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
Medical Student, Warwick
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
Medical Student, Manchester
Tariq is currently a 5th year medical student at Manchester University. Throughout his time he presided over the medical society for two years and co-founded the Pacemaker magazine and Manchester MedX, a national healthcare innovation conference. He has recently started his own social enterprise, ReThink X, which aims to connect students, academics and industry people in the healthcare sector in the North West. Tariq is also a Kairos Fellow and executive member of the UK chapter. He is hoping to eventually pursue a career in healthcare consultancy.

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
Trainee Dentist, Leeds
Fahad is currently a longitudinal DFT in General Practice and a DCT in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in West Yorkshire. 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 Student, Leeds
Jasmine is currently a 5th year dental student. She is one of the first students in the country to study the 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 has an interest in oral cancer immunology and is currently researching scopes for early screening tools. She was the co-founder and chairwoman of Open Wide, a widening participation scheme that encourages children from disadvantaged backgrounds to study dentistry.

Oliver LowsonOliver Lowson
Solicitor, Birmingham
Oliver has recently qualified as a solicitor and now works at Burges Salmon LLP in Bristol. His work included advising Banks, Funders, Contractors, Developers and Public Bodies on both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to large scale construction and engineering projects. Oliver received his law degree in 2011 from the University of Sheffield.
Elizabeth MulleyLiz Mulley
Solicitor, Birmingham
Liz is a qualified solicitor at Trowers and Hamlins LLP. She specialises in litigation and dispute resolution, specifically around civil fraud and dishonesty. Liz graduated from The University of Birmingham in 2008, before completing her Legal Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law at the College of Law, Birmingham, in 2010.  She was shortlisted in the 'Assistant/Associate of the Year' category at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2016. 

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