Meet The Team
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. She is excited to be organising OSEM 2023 with this incredible team.
Dr Tom Porter
Tom is an Emergency Medicine registrar currently working at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. He has a keen interest in critical care and pre-hospital emergency medicine. Outside of work Tom has a passion for the outdoors and particularly enjoys open water swimming. Following the success of OSEM 2021, Tom is excited to return to the committee in his new role as vice-chair.
Dr Alex Novak
Alex is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Ambulatory Care at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and is the Emergency Department research lead. He is Chair of the ThAmes Valley Emergency medicine Research Network (TAVERN), and of the Acute, Critical and Emergency Care Research Oversight Committee (ACE-CROC) for the Trust, and is a Steering Committee member of the newly-formed Academic Centre for UrgenT and Emergency Care (ACUTECare). He was awarded Royal College of Emergency Medicine Principal Investigator of the Year 2020, and a broad portfolio of research interests, including the development and evaluation of AI-enhanced imaging in acute healthcare settings.
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.
Ms Charlotte Tickle
Oxford University Hospitals
Social Media Lead
Mr Adam Calthrop
Adam is a Physician Associate who worked at the RBH ED for 4 years as part of the first batch of PAs recruited by the hospital. In 2021, he finished work to begin his studies at medical school, being one of a handful of PAs to undertake the transition from PA to Doctor. He can still be found most weekends picking up shifts at the RBH. He is also the mind behind the OSEM ‘EM board round’ cases on Twitter and has managed OSEMs social media advertising this year.
Speaker & Presentation Lead
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.
Dr Ekta Agarwal
Ekta is a Registrar in Emergency Medicine at OUH. She started her Emergency Medicine training back in India in 2016 and then moved to UK for further training. She is following the CESR route. Outside of work, she likes painting, traveling and experimenting with different cuisines.
AHP Liaison Lead
Ms Annie Rose
Annie has been a research nurse at MKUH since 2017. She works on the Cardiology, ED, and HIV portfolios, and is Chair of the Hospital’s Pride Network. She is in the second year of her Professional Doctorate at the University of Hertfordshire, exploring how hospital attendances are experienced by Trans patients and their healthcare professionals. After submitting a poster to OSEM 2019 during her LCRN Fellowship, she joined the organising committee in 2020. Her focus in the group is engagement with ED nurses and AHPs.
Ms Chloe White
Chloe is a band 6 nurse in the John Radcliffe Emergency Department. She has worked in emergency care for over four years, and is especially interested in resus. She has completed a postgraduate in Emergency Nursing, and is regularly involved in projects for improvement within the department.
She doesn't quite know what she want to be when she grows up, but definitely still wants to be a part of the Emergency Department family!