Meet The Team
Dr Rashpal Ghatoura
Rashpal is an Emergency medicine registrar in the Thames Valley Deanery and a mum of two girls. Outside of these two jobs, she enjoys hiking, cooking, travelling, sewing and upcycling old furniture. She is passionate about widening participation into emergency medicine and enabling parents to enjoy a fulfilling career within the specialty.
Dr Josh Lyon
Josh is currently working at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and in his final year as a registrar in emergency medicine. This is his 3rd year on the OSEM committee, and he hopes to incorporate paediatric emergency medicine into the event as this reflects his sub-specialty interest. Outside of work he spends his time with his wife and baby, in the gym or at home on the family farm.
Dr Priyadarshini Marathe
Priya is a consultant in Emergency Medicine at Oxford and Hon. Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford.
Priya has taught on the OSEM Conference ultrasound workshops, almost every year since 2013 and has served on the conference organising committee for the last three years. Priya introduced ‘debates’ as a new and exciting feature at OSEM 2021 and will be hosting the debates at the upcoming conference.
Priya is a strong advocate for race and gender diversity within the EM workforce and at CPD events. She brings her EDI (equity, equality, diversity, inclusion) knowledge, her work experience with several national and international organisations and her creativity to the OSEM conference team.
Dr Moudgalya Kumar Desai
Moudgalya Kumar Desai, a dedicated Emergency Medicine Registrar who has found his calling in the fast-paced world of Emergency Medicine. He finds fulfilment in his professional role and takes immense pride in being a loving father to two wonderful little children. His passion for emergency medicine is evident in his dedication to providing critical care to his patients. Beyond his medical pursuits, Moudgalya remains refreshingly humble and philosophical, viewing life as a cosmic stage where we all play our roles in the grand theater of the universe.
Ms Charlotte Tickle
Charlotte is a Consultant Nurse at Oxford University Hospital's Emergency Department and was the first RECM Credentialed Advanced Clinical Practitioner in the Region.
She was treasurer for OSEM 2023 and was delighted to be invited back to continue in the role for 2024.
She has had a 28 year long career in Emergency Medicine, and has a keen interest in developing advancing nursing practice, the role of the ACP and also has a focus on multidisciplinary resuscitation training.
She maintained her sanity throughout her ED career by managing her work-life balance with travel, hiking and general escapism whenever she can.
Dr Yani Perera
Yani is a registrar in Emergency Medicine from the Thames Valley Deanery. She is passionate about Emergency Medicine, ultrasound, teaching, cultural diversity & gender equity & equality. In her free time, she can be found reading, scuba diving, hiking, playing the piano or boxing.
Speakers & Presentations
Dr Vishaka Prasad
Vishaka started her Emergency Medicine training after qualifying as an Anaesthetist in India. She moved to the UK to get her FRCEM and continue her work in Emergency Medicine following the CESR pathway. She has been a Research Fellow at Oxford with EMROx and is now a Pre-Hospital EM Fellow at Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
Social, Presentations, Debates and Panels
Dr Michael Walker
Mikey is a dual speciality registrar in intensive care and emergency medicine, working between Oxford University Hospitals and Milton Keynes University Hospital. He is passionate about delivering high quality, evidence based care across the spectrum of illness; placing a high value on kindness, empathy, and equity.
Outside of reading the latest guidelines and publications, Mikey enjoys walking in the Lake District, or the north Cornwall coast, with his partner and two dogs. Or just sitting at home with the cat while vaguely strumming a guitar.
Dr Ayisha Shaikh
Dr Ayisha Shaikh is a dynamic Emergency Medicine physician and Senior Registrar at OUH with an interest in resuscitation and toxicology. Passionate about teaching and an extroverted polyglot with a love for travel, she brings a global perspective and infectious enthusiasm to every aspect of her work. Additionally, Dr. Shaikh is responsible for managing social media and the official Twitter handle for the OSEM Conference 2024, ensuring engaging and informative updates.
Dr Charlotte Knowles
Charlotte is an Emergency Medicine registrar currently working at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. She has a keen interest in pre-hospital emergency medicine and expedition medicine and has worked on 4 different continents (so far). In her spare time she enjoys horse riding, snowboarding, diving and open water swimming and she is a keen member of her local triathlon club
Workshops & Allied Health Professionals Liaison
Mr Mateo Hoxha
Mateo is a Senior Charge Nurse and an ENP in the emergency department at the John Radcliffe hospital.
His interest in emergency medicine started from a really young age when at 17 he joined the Italian Red Cross as a volunteer paramedic.
He is an eager learner and enjoys learning something new everyday, while supporting and mentoring his colleagues.
If he is not at work, you would probably find him travelling around the world.
He is very excited to be part of his first OSEM committee, working along side a team of amazing healthcare professionals