UK Vascular and Endovascular Research Network
“The Vascular and Endovascular Research Network (VERN) is a multidisciplinary collaborative for those involved or interested in the care of individuals with vascular conditions.
VERN welcomes vascular surgical trainees, interventional radiologists, vascular scientists, vascular nurses, students and researchers. VERN aims to help facilitate multi-centre cross-specialty research and audit. ”
I am an ST7 in Vascular Surgery in the West Midlands. I completed my MD investigating the molecular relationship between diabetes and abdominal aortic aneurysms at the University of Leicester. I have experience in gaining research funding and am interested in both arterial and venous research, although my primary focus continues to be on aortic diseases. I have been a part of VERN from the beginning and believe that collaborative research is the future
I have completed my General and Vascular Surgical training in South Wales, and I am currently finishing a BSET Fellowship focussing on lower limb revascularisation at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. My MD was in the basic sciences of wound healing and during my training I was co-CI on an amputation feasibility RCT. My research interests include lower limb revascularisation, amputations, wound healing and meta-analyses. I have been a VERN member for 4 years and am delighted to be able to lead on the GIVE audit.
Vascular Clinical Lecturer
Ruth Benson is an Edinburgh graduate and West Midlands vascular trainee. She obtained her PhD as a Vascular Research Fellow at St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust under a Royal College of Surgeons research fellowship. She was a Certificate of Merit winner in the CX 2015 and 2017 Abstract Programmes. She is the incoming VERN president with an interest in international research collaboration, clinical trials and operative pathways. She is also an associate Surgical Speciality Lead in Vascular Surgery Research for the Royal College of Surgeons of England
I am a senior vascular trainee in Edinburgh and have completed a PhD under the supervision of Professor David Newby. My academic interests include the investigation of imaging biomarkers to predict disease progression in AAA and other vascular diseases
I am an ACF based in the Bristol Vascular Unit and I have been a member of the VERN executive committee since 2017.
Ex VERN President (2017-2019)
I completed my vascular surgical training in 2018 as an NIHR Clinical Lecturer and I am now appointed as Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Surgeon at the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre & Leivcester Vascular Institute (supported by an NIHR Advanced Fellowship). My academic interest is translational and clinical cardiovascular research. I have experience in designing and implementing randomised trials and leading national as well as international clinical studies. I led VERN from late 2017 until mid-2019 and I am now succeeded by my colleague Miss Ruth Benson.
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I am currently an SHO in vascular surgery. Following graduation from Cardiff University, I undertook a two-year academic foundation programme in vascular surgery at St. George's Hospital. I am currently working with the vascular team at Imperial College Trust and will be starting Core Surgical Training within the Severn deanery shortly.
I am an ST7 NIHR Clinical Lecturer at the University of Newcastle and Freeman Hospital. I completed my MD in venous disease with the Hull-York Medical School. My research focus is to improve patient reported outcome measures. I have been appointed as the Royal College of Surgeons co-associate specialty lead for research, supporting national programmes such as the James-Lind Alliance project. Personally, participating in the VERN council presents a fantastic opportunity to bring like-minded vascular healthcare professionals together to enhance patient care
I am an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Vascular Surgery at Imperial College London and Vascular Specialty Registrar (ST5) in the London Deanery. My research focus is in translational basic science studies in vascular surgery for disease prognostication; I also have a strong interest in big data analysis, clinical trials and outcome assessment in venous disease.
I am an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow based in Hull. My research interest is in diabetic foot wound and ulcer management. I am currently undertaking an MSc in Applied Health Research and lead a feasibility study in novel therapies for diabetic foot wounds
I am a Consultant Vascular Surgeon appointed at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London. My key research interests include clinical trials, analysis of large epidemiological datasets, and metabolic profiling in vascular conditions. I am currently co-investigator for three NIHR-funded randomised clinical trials.
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