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MD, FRCS, FACS. Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Nottingham

Brian qualified in Medicine from the University of London (Guys Hospital) in 1968. He trained in surgery in Sheffield, and spent a year of post-graduate advanced training in the USA in 1977-78 as a Fellow in Gastro-Intestinal Surgery and Nutrition. His career in Clinical Academic Surgery over 30 years took him to Houston, Texas (1978-86), Belfast, Northern Ireland (1986-97) and Nottingham (1997-2009). His major interests were Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary surgery, care of the critically ill patient, metabolism and sepsis. Since retiring from clinical practice, he has been Director of Professional Affairs in the East Midlands (2009-14) and Vice-Chair of DPA Forum (2010-12) for Royal College of Surgeons of England, championing a new programme of personal and professional development entitled "Supporting Surgeons in the Workplace". A strong advocate of high quality clinical practice and safety in the surgical unit, he looks forward to the challenge of advising about re-shaping services and strategic planning through the work of the Clinical Senate Council in the East Midlands.