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.

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.

Mr Hugo Robinson, MA, FCA

Treasurer, Partner at Kings Park Capital and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

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.

Professor Anthony Goldstone, CBE

Professor of Haematology, Medical Director HCA UK at University College Hospital & Chair of the HCA UK Cancer Department

Professor Anthony Goldstone is the Medical Director at HCA UK at University College Hospital and Chair of the HCA UK Cancer Department.

Professor Goldstone joined University College Hospital in 1976 as a Consultant Haematologist and played a pivotal role in setting up the leukaemia and lymphoma transplant service there. He became the hospitals first Clinical Director in 1988 and the first Medical Director in 1992. He is the former Medical Director of the North London Cancer Network, former President of the British Society for Haematology and was awarded CBE in June 2008 for Services to Medicine. He also served as President of SOHO (Society of Haematological Oncology) a major International Haematology Clinical & research society.

Since HCA’s first NHS partnership in 2006 Professor Goldstone has been instrumental in the success of our longstanding partnership with University College Hospital and continues to support the joint venture in his role as Medical Director. Professor Goldstone is Chair of the HCA UK Cancer Department and facilitates our focus on innovation, quality improvement and growth within the department.

Professor Goldstone served as Chair of RNOH NHST for 8.5 years from Feb 2011. During that period the CQC rating improved from “Requires Improvement” to “Good”. Also during that period, the new Stanmore building at RNOH (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital) was built & opened, the first significant new build on that site for 50 years. This added over 100 beds to the facility the vast majority of them single rooms.

Mr. Bertie Leigh Hon FRCA and FRCPCH, FRCOG ad eundem

Ex Senior partner at Hempsons Solicitors with extensive experience in clinical negligence, commonly acting for doctors and NHS Resolution. He has also advised a number of medical bodies and Royal Colleges. He is the former Chairman of NCEPOD and was Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore. Member of Council British Orthopaedic Association and the Gross Negligence Manslaughter Committee advising the GMC.