Professor Averil Mansfield
Professor Averil Mansfield was the first female professor of surgery; she worked as a professor of vascular surgery at St Mary's hospital in London before retiring. Other roles she has held include the Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons, President of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, President of the BMA and a member of the Section of Surgery Royal Society of Medicine. She was also president of both the Vascular Surgical Society and the Surgery Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM). Professor Mansfield has received a CBE, several honorary degrees and has Fellowships in the UK, USA and Australia. Her special interests include women in surgery, and vascular surgery and training.
Mr Edward Kiely
Mr Edward Kiely is a general paediatric surgeon at Great Ormond Street and has worked there since 1983. His areas of interest are neonatal, minimally invasive and oncology surgery. Mr. Kiely trained in Cork, Ireland, and went onto postgraduate training in London, Birmingham and Johannesburg. He has written over twenty five chapters in paediatric surgical text books and published almost two hundred articles in peer review journals. Mr Kiely also featured on the BBC documentary series “Great Ormond Street” in the episode “A chance at life” during which he removed a 3kg tumour from a 10 year old girl’s abdomen. He has also been invited to operate abroad in approximately twenty countries and is renowned for his work on separation of conjoined twins.
Mr George Spink
Mr George Spink is a Consultant Neurosurgeon based in Hull that specialises in complex spinal surgery and is the Clinical Lead Spinal Surgeon for the Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust. He has trained at Hull and East Riding Spire Hospital, King's College Hospital London, the Royal Free Hospital London, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital London and Queen's Hospital London. Mr Spink’s special interests are minimally invasive spinal surgery, disc replacement surgery, spinal trauma and metastatic spinal cord compression.