MR. BHAVESH TAILOR (co-founder)
Bhavesh is an ENT-themed core surgical trainee at Colchester General Hospital in the East of England deanery. He has an active interest in undergraduate surgical education and collaborative research, serving on the Rhinology Committee of INTEGRATE, the National ENT Trainee Research Network.
During his undergraduate training at the University of Cambridge, Bhavesh was a founding member of the Cambridge University ENT Society. He continues to promote the specialty to the undergraduate student body and foundation trainees through his role as a regional representative for the SFO-UK group.
MS. TANYA NGAN HONG TA (co-founder)
Tanya Ta is an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow Specialist Trainee in ENT at the University of Birmingham and the West Midlands. She was previously an Academic Foundation Doctor in Norwich, East Anglia region and honorary tutor at Norwich Medical School. She was awarded a distinction for her Masters in Clinical Research degree (MRes) in ENT. Her research focuses on Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Cholesteatoma and surgical care access.
She has been interested in pursuing a career in academic ENT since 2014 and has been developing her surgical portfolio since.
Tanya is an active member of the Rhinology and ENT Research Group at Norwich Medical School. She has published several articles in her research fields. She has several awards including: the Wolfson Foundation intercalated degree award, the Royal College of Surgeons Intercalated Bachelor of Science Degree in Surgery Award, runner-up award for the Zeshan Qureshi Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education 2017, the Ed and Ravenscroft Academic Award for Excellence 2019 and multiple presentation prizes.
Tanya is passionate about medical education and innovations. She is the founder and principal organiser of Norwich MedED, which provides a platform for students and junior doctors to acquire teaching experiences. She has been awarded the ASME Student Innovation Prize 2019 for her work at Norwich MedED on ‘Supporting Intercalating Medical Students Returning to Clinical Medicine’. She is the co-director of Norwich MedTech, which aims to inspire students and junior doctors to be creative and innovative in the realm of MedTech.
Tanya is a strong advocate for the importance of mentorship in surgical training. She is an active representative for SFO ENT UK, Women in ENTs committee and participates in Women in Surgery activities across the UK.
Tanya always seeks to broaden her leadership and management skills through holding a number of positions within national organisations including Project Cutting Edge, JASME and ASiT.
MR. MATTHEW SMITH (Trustee)
Mr. Matthew Smith is a consultant ENT surgeon-scientist in Cambridge UK, with an interest in clinical research, in particular in the field of otology and implants. He is the overall chair of INTEGRATE, the UK National ENT Trainee Research Network.
He has an interest in improving training in ENT emergency management and has published a number of research papers in this field. He also created the popular ENT Boot Camp course. He recently completed a PhD in Cambridge looking at the definition, diagnosis and treatment of Eustachian tube dysfunction.