BAPEN Medical

BAPEN Medical is a core group within the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) which is primarily aimed at doctors with an interest in clinical nutrition. Traditionally, we have mainly been a core group of gastroenterologists, GI surgeons and chemical pathologists but we are looking to broaden our membership, in particular, strengthening our links with critical care and other specialties. We actively encourage all clinical staff to join our meetings.  

Our aims are:

  • To support the education and training of clinicians at all levels
  • To encourage research & development and to foster collaborations between members’ research groups
  • To foster inter-disciplinary links and collaboration between medical specialties
  • To foster multi-professional links and collaboration between health professionals

We have recently established a trainees’ committee and offer a range of prestigious awards and bursaries to raise the profile of clinical nutrition at grass roots level. We organize and lead training events at national conferences as well as regional and national BAPEN events.

NameCommittee RoleTrust
Irina GrecuChairHampshire Hospitals
Antje TeubnerSecretarySalford
Richard JohnstonTreasurerTorbay
Akash MehtaProgrammesSt Marks
Suzanne MacKenzieClinical ChemistryAyrshire & Arran
Suzanne DonnellyOrdinary memberSt Marks
Ash BondOrdinary memberSalford
Nick ThompsonOrdinary memberNewcastle
Tim AmbroseBSG SBOxford
Emily ClarkeTrainees liaisonSouthampton
Steph SartainTraineesSouthampton
Andrew RochfordEx-OfficioBarts
Tim WilsonEx-OfficioDoncaster
Stephen LewisEx-OfficioPlymouth
Fiona LeitchEx-OfficioGlasgow
Philip AllanEx-OfficioOxford
Christopher MountfordEx-OfficioNewcastle

To contact members of the BAPEN Medical Committee please get in touch via the BAPEN Office

To be updated November 2023.

BAPEN Medical arranges a Study Day each year the day before the BAPEN Annual Meeting. Our study days are attended by a wide variety of professionals and attract good feedback.

The topics for previous study days include:

  • 2021: Starvation
  • 2019: Current opinions in advanced clinical nutrition
  • 2018: Nutrition at the Extremes of Human Physiology
  • 2017: Intestinal Failure through the ages
  • 2016: Nutrition in older people
BAPEN Medical pie chart

BAPEN Trainee Committee was first established in 2013 as part of BAPEN medical. The committee consists of trainees from all levels in medical, surgical and critical care specialties who work together with the aim to raise awareness of BAPEN amongst trainees and develop nutrition training resources for them.

Committee members meet quarterly, mostly virtually, with an annual meeting at the BAPEN conference in November. As a committee we contribute actively to tasks including developing educational toolkits, organisation of training days and BAPEN symposia/conferences. BAPEN trainee committee has its own twitter account where we aim to keep our followers up to date with the latest nutritional guidelines and information about upcoming nutrition courses and conferences. Follow us at @BAPENtrainees!

We share the aims of BAPEN:

  • To support the education and training of clinicians at all levels
  • To encourage research & development and to foster collaborations between members’ research groups
  • To foster inter-disciplinary links and collaboration between medical specialties
  • To foster multi-professional links and collaboration between health professionals

We are always looking for enthusiastic trainees with an interest in clinical nutrition to join our team! Are you a trainee and interested in joining the BAPEN Medical Trainee Committee? To contact the committee email us

Lovesh Dyall

Dr Lovesh Dyall (BAPEN Trainee Committee Chair)

BAPEN Trainee Committee Chair

Lovesh is a clinical research fellow in IBD working under the supervision of Dr Naila Arebi at St Mark’s Hospital. His research focusses primarily on stricture related to Crohn’s disease.

Flora Kokwaro

Dr Flora Kokwaro (BAPEN Trainee Committee Vice-chair)

BAPEN Trainee Committee Vice-chair

Flora Kokwaro obtained her MBChB from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and MSC in Tropical Medicine from the Institute of Tropical & Infectious diseases- University of Nairobi, Kenya. She went on to join core medical training in South Wales deanery, during which an interest in gastroenterology developed and is now pursuing her gastroenterology training in KSS & South London Deanery. Having completed her ST5 year of training in September 2020, she is currently undertaking an Advanced Fellowship in Nutrition at St. Marks/ Addenbrookes.

Flora is keen on promoting education and training and development of nutrition in the gastroenterology world and has been involved in teachings at her local hospitals, and development of quality improvement projects & audits, both nutrition related and from other areas of gastroenterology. This has also involved participation at local- regional conferences like BAPEN to present audit work undertaken in poster form. She is the current chair of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Trainee network – “GETLINKed to KSS” aiming to promote education and collaborative QIPs across the deanery. As a lover of classical music, she enjoys playing the flute.

Charlotte Wong

Charlotte Wong

BAPEN Trainee Committee Treasurer

I am a Gastroenterology registrar in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex deanery and undertook the Advanced Training Programme (ATP) in Nutrition at ST6 level. This Fellowship was split between the Intestinal Failure Rehabilitation Unit at St Mark’s Hospital and the Multivisceral Transplant Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. I have continued on as an IBD clinical research fellow at St Mark’s Hospital in order to gain more specialised luminal experience. Drawing from these experiences, I am interested in improving awareness, educational resources and support for current and future trainees.

Stephanie Sartain

Dr Stephanie Sartain

BAPEN Trainee Committee Member

I am a Gastroenterology Registrar in Wessex deanery currently OOP in Southampton as an IBD Nutrition research fellow.

David Leiberman

David Leiberman

BAPEN Trainee Committee Secretary

I am a General Surgery trainee in Manchester, currently working at Salford Royal. Clinical nutrition has been an interest of mine since FY1, especially in its relation to G.I. surgery. I am especially passionate about nutritional care improving surgical outcomes, and occasionally surgery improving nutritional outcomes! I hope to increase both formal and informal education and training about nutrition within surgical curricula.

Emma Routledge

Emma Routledge

BAPEN Trainee Committee Member

I am a IMT Trainee in Northeast London with a keen interest in nutrition. Having completed a junior clinical fellow year at Guys and St Thomas hospital I really enjoyed work done with the nutrition team guiding management of intestinal failure patients. Additionally, I am currently completing a Postgraduate certificate in clinical nutrition from the University of Aberdeen to further increase my knowledge in this growing field!

Eilidh McGowan

Eilidh McGowan

BAPEN Trainee Committee Member

I am a Gastroenterology Registrar working in Mersey, in the North West Deanery. I have had an interest in the role of nutrition in improving patient outcomes since working as part of a nutrition team during my foundation years. Ultimately, I would like to pursue a career in gastroenterology with a focus on nutrition.

Daniel Ashmore

Daniel Ashmore

BAPEN Trainee Committee Member

I’m a surgical registrar in Yorkshire currently on an OOPR studying for a PhD. I am exploring how surgeons identify malnutrition in emergency general surgery and why this is the case. Nutrition in surgical patients is often forgotten about despite many of our patients being malnourished or at high risk of being so. I hope to raise awareness, improve educational content and continue to encourage early recognition and appropriate implementation of nutrition in surgical patients who would benefit most.

Trevor Tabone

Junior Medical Representative

I am a Nutrition Fellow at St James University Hospital in Leeds, as part of my gastroenterology training in Malta. I am passionate about increasing awareness that clinical nutrition, although often overlooked, is a key aspect in day-to-day clinical practice, especially in gastroenterology. Through my role as Junior Medical Representative, I aim to promote nutrition training to current and future trainees and make a difference in nutrition care.

Training Resources

A recent survey of trainees revealed that more than 70% of respondents would be interested in nutrition-related career advice.

All the committee members are happy to offer impartial career advice and can be contacted by email. Alternatively, please get in touch with your local Regional Representative.