Trusteesof the Griffin Institute

Professor Robin Kennedy, MS, FRCS

Chairman, Visiting professor of surgery, Imperial College London, Retired Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital, London

Robin Kennedy has worked as a consultant surgeon based in Somerset and, more recently, at St Mark’s Hospital, London, which specialises in bowel treatment. His work involved developing and testing new approaches in bowel surgery, particularly using keyhole (laparoscopic) techniques and enhanced recovery programmes. In 2013, he was appointed Adjunct Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London. Since 2016 he has been Chairman of Northwick Park Institute of Medical Research. He also teaches consultant surgeons in Denmark and is involved in the design of novel surgical equipment.

Professor Barry Fuller, PhD, DSc, F Soc Cryobiol

Professor in Surgical Sciences, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London Medical School, Royal Free Hospital

Barry Fuller is Professor of Surgical Sciences within the UCL Division of Surgery and is based at the Royal Free London NHS Trust. He is currently Head of Research, with a career focus on organ transplantation, including both research and clinical application of organ preservation procedures. He also has an interest in sub-zero cryopreservation for cells and tissues for clinical application and has published more than 400 scholarly articles on these topics.

Barry is a member of several professional societies including the British Transplant Society and the International Society for Cryobiology. 

Mr Bruce Mauleverer, QC, FClArb, MA

Vice Chairman, Retired barrister

Bruce Mauleverer QC is a retired Barrister, Deputy High Court Judge, Arbitrator and Mediator. He is currently Patron of the International Law Association and Chairman of The Listen Charity. Since his retirement from professional practice, he has been a trustee of charities including UNICEF UK, MapAction, the Mortimer Society and The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. He was also Chairman of The Jubilee Sailing Trust.

Bruce has many other interests including property law and governance issues in the voluntary sector.

Mr Keith Malkinson 

Treasurer, Chartered Accountant

Keith Malkinson qualified as a chartered accountant with Touche Ross (now Deloitte) in Manchester and then moved to London, where he has worked as an accountant and Finance Director in a number of businesses across a range of business sectors. His focus has been on small and medium-sized enterprises, where his technical skills and commercial acumen have made a significant contribution. 

Keith has always supported the voluntary sector, having been a governor at his children’s primary school, a trustee of an adoption charity and, now, trustee and treasurer of NPIMR.

Professor Vivek Mudera, PhD

Vice Dean Education Faculty of Medical Sciences and Director Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London

Vivek Mudera is the Institute Director of Education at UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science. His main research themes include in vitro and in vivo musculoskeletal engineering and wound healing. He is the Director of Education at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, Graduate Tutor for the Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences and Educational Lead on the Divisional Executive Committee. 

Vivek is also an active member of the UK Tissue Engineering Community, and an elected member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council College. Highlights of his work include the investigation of the role of specific cell migration during flexor tendon healing and formation of adhesions; the prevention of adhesion formation using protein blockers to inhibit cell migration; and the identification of cellular mechanisms in Dupuytren’s Contracture and Frozen Shoulder.

Professor George Hamilton, CVO, MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Glas)

Professor of Vascular Surgery, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, University College London Medical School

George Hamilton is Professor of Vascular Surgery at University College London Medical School and at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. In addition to vascular surgery in general, his specialist clinical interests are in paediatric and renovascular disease. He is a founding member of the Paediatric Renovascular Group, providing national and international vascular surgical services at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London. He also has a special interest in vascular malformations, having established one of the busiest UK clinics treating these difficult conditions at the Royal Free.

George has a long-standing interest in vascular haemodynamics research, and particularly in the development of biomaterials mimicking the properties of human vessels. Based at the Royal Free Campus, he has established a successful, multi-disciplinary research group contributing significantly to basic and clinical vascular research. In 2013, he established the European Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting, focused on vascular research.

Dr Janet Allen, MD, FRSE

Director of Strategic Innovation at The Cystic Fibrosis Trust 

Janet Allen trained as a physician and practised in academic medical centres. Following post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School, she gained faculty positions at the University of Cambridge and was then appointed Chair of Molecular Medicine at University of Glasgow. She moved to senior management posts in Parke Davis and then Pfizer.  

Since 2002, Janet has been involved in developing research strategies for the Conway Institute at University College Dublin and for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. She joined the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in 2012, where she is now Director of Strategic Innovation.

Ms Grace Tye, BA (Hons)

Fundraiser

Mr Kiran Patel, BA (Hons), FCA

Chartered Accountant