Anna Chapman - BOFAS EDI Lead
Anna Chapman is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospitals, Coventry and Warwickshire, with a specialist interest in Foot and Ankle surgery.
She qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals School of Medicine in London and completed her Orthopaedic training on the Warwick rotation. She undertook Fellowship training in Bournemouth and Bristol, and was appointed as a Consultant in 2012.
She completed a Masters Degree in Medical Education at the University of Warwick in 2010 and continues to pursue her interest in all things educational. Anna is currently the Lead Training Programme Director for the West Midlands and is a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee. She has served two terms on the BOFAS Education Committee (2015-2023) and is currently the Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for BOFAS.
Yaser Ghani is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle surgeon working at the Homerton University Hospital. He completed his undergraduate training at UCL in London and completed his specialty training in London (Stanmore rotation). He undertook Foot & Ankle fellowships in Windsor, St. Marys’s
London and Oxford. He has a special interest in complex foot and ankle deformity, ankle arthritis (including replacements) and complex foot and ankle trauma. He is actively involved in research, education and initiated the BOFAS ‘Lectures of Distinction’ Webinar series with the BOFAS Educational Committee and became the first non-consultant to become part of the BOFAS Education Committee.
He continues to work towards bringing equality, diversity and inclusivity in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery and is part of the BOFAS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.
Annabel Hayward is a consultant in NHS Lanarkshire in the West of Scotland. She has a subspecialty interest in Foot and Ankle and Paediatrics. Annabel graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2009 and completed her Trauma and Orthopaedic training in the West of Scotland. She undertook fellowship training in Glasgow and Manchester and commenced her current post as a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in August 2022. Annabel has a keen interest in teaching and training and is part of Lanarkshire’s T&O Education Committee.
Jane Madeley has been a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, specialising in Foot and Ankle Surgery since 2010. She has a comprehensive foot and ankle practice, encompassing foot and ankle trauma, degenerative and inflammatory joint disease, deformity correction and manage of diabetic foot disease. She undertook Fellowship training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada after Higher Surgical Training on the Leicester rotation.
She has a strong interest in medical education, with teaching roles in both undergraduate and postgraduate education, and a role in medical management as Clinical Director.
Melwyn Pereira is a Foot & Ankle Consultant in Worcestershire and a member of BOFAS since 1999. He completed his undergraduate medical training and a postgraduate MS Orthopaedics from the University of Bombay. He was selected for the Overseas Doctors' Training Scheme and started his orthopaedic training in Black Notley Hospital in Essex in 1993. He continued on the Stanmore rotation and was appointed as consultant in Redditch, Worcestershire in 2002. He was instrumental in setting up the regional Heart of England Foot & Ankle Society. As an educational supervisor, appraiser and mentor he has always been passionate in supporting his colleagues to achieve their potential. He believes diversity and inclusion will make BOFAS a stronger society.
Kishore Dasari is working as a foot and ankle consultant at George Eliot Hospital. Majority of his training done predominantly in West Midlands, BOA clinical leadership programme concluded from Epsom and St Helier Hospital and gained speciality experience working in London and Southampton. Poly trauma experience working at UHCW (University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire) at consultant level. He is a clinical supervisor and involved in teaching of medical students at Warwick medical school. As a member of the EDI group, he is aim to contribute to fostering an environment that embraces differences and promotes equal opportunities.
Laura Beddard graduated from Cardiff University in 2011, and at each stage of her training she progressively moved further south in the UK. She completed her Registrar Training in Wessex in 2022, and is currently the Foot and Ankle Fellow in University Hospitals Dorset, with a further Fellowship in Australia starting in January 2024. She is hugely looking forward to the change in lifestyle this will offer her and her family, and the variation in practice that she will see.
She was awarded a BOFAS sponsored place on the 2023 BOA Future Leaders Programme. This has allowed her to join the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group to focus on establishing a Mentorship Scheme in the Society. She firmly believes that work should be enjoyable, and Mentorship can make this possible by increasing morale and job satisfaction. She is really looking forward to getting the scheme up and running and hearing people’s feedback.
Ellie Flatt is a senior Registrar in the South Yorkshire Deanery with an interest in Foot & Ankle Surgery. Having graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2013, she completed Foundation and Core Surgical Training within the region before beginning Higher Surgical Training in 2018. She has also completed a pre-CCT travelling fellowship in Cambodia. Ellie has a keen interest in training and education as a Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, and also in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the specialty.