Graeme is a Senior Clinical Perfusionist at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, and has also worked at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. He gained a BSc in Biomedical Science, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Perfusion Science and an MSc in Translational Cardiovascular Medicine. He has extensive experience in all areas of adult cardiopulmonary bypass, including transplantation and complex aortic surgery, as well as ECMO and ventricular assist devices.
Kate is a Senior Clinical Perfusionist working at Royal Stoke University Hospital. She has gained a BSc in Biological Sciences followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Perfusion Science. She trained at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and moved to work at Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent.
Ben has been the Head of Clinical Perfusion Science at the Essex CTC, Basildon Hospital (MSE NHS Trust) for the last ten years. He trained as a perfusionist at Barts and the London Chest Hospital. He is first author of the book “Physics in Anaesthesia” which is now in its second edition.
Graham Cooper MD FRCS(C/Th) qualified from Leeds University and trained in Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, London and Paris. He was a consultant cardiac surgeon at Sheffield between 1996 and 2022 with a special interest in surgery of the thoracic aorta.
He is a past President of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in UK & Ireland, National Clinical Advisor for Aortic Dissection to NHS England and a trustee of The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust.
Catherine Fowler MBA BSc BCAh has relentlessly campaigned to improve diagnosis for aortic dissection following the loss of her father to an undiagnosed aortic dissection in 2015. Co-creator and former lead of a highly successful national campaign, which has been a catalyst for change in first responder and emergency medicine. Currently the patient and public voice partner (PPV) of the NHS Cardiac Clinical Reference Group (CRG), the Cardiac Pathway Improvement Programme (CPIP) acute workstream and the Cardiac Clinical Policy Unit.
Nick is a Senior Paediatric Perfusionist at Great Ormond Street Hospital. With over 13 years’ experience working across the Midlands, London and the South East, he is also a college examiner and Honorary Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at Queen Mary University, London.
James is a Senior Perfusionist at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and has an interest in organ protection during aortic surgery. He is Principal Investigator for the HaemoAKI study, funded by Kidney Research UK, and is studying a PhD at the University of Liverpool.
Salman is a highly qualified professional with more than 24 years of Clinical, Teaching and HealthCare Management experience. His expertise covers Clinical Perfusion, Clinical Research, Medical Devices, Risk Management, Patient Safety and Policy making. Salman specializes in all aspects of adult and pediatric perfusion along with various forms of ECLS and Organ Transplantation. He has also garnered awards for his hard work and contributions.
Michael Colligan is a Certified Clinical Perfusionist and Registered Nurse. Michael designed and built the first and only Patient Safety Organization for cardiac surgery, the Orrum PSO, which in 2022 became the official incident reporting system of AmSECT. Currently, Michael serves as the executive director of the Orrum PSO and is working on developing novel, evidence-based guidelines for perfusion training, real-time clinical decision support, equipment design and selection, and validated simulation programs.
Sarah graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2001 with a degree in Applied Zoology and after working as a Medical Sales Representative secured a Perfusion Trainee post in 2002. Since accrediting in 2004 Sarah has worked at LHCH and has gained experience in a range of adult perfusion practices including management of adult congenital heart disease patients, minimally invasive procedures and aortic surgery. She is the current chair of education & training and treasurer of the SCPS.
Noel Kelleher is currently the SCPS Chairman. Noel is the chief perfusionist at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
Jacqui was elected on to the Executive Committee of the Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists in 2021. She is the Safety Chair of the SCPS.
Aswani was elected to the Society’s Executive during the SCPS AGM 2021. Currently, Aswani sits on the Meetings and Seminars, ECMO and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion subcommittees. Aswani sits on the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion subcommittee for the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.
Paul Fricker is currently the CCPS President. He is the Deputy Chief Clinical Perfusion Scientist at St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Paul Fricker specialises in all aspects of adult clinical perfusion, with specific interests in management of the heart lung machine during complex surgery of the aorta, minimally invasive procedures, and long term cardiac devices.
John is very interested in Human Factors and set up a team of Human Factors champions across the MDT of the cardiac service. John uses human factors theory to improve clinical care by examining the barriers to best practice. In September 2018 John joined the Perfusion College Council and became College Secretary in January 2023. His role in the College and as an assessor for unit accreditation has given him perspective on the common challenges facing the perfusion profession.