The TRIPOM team are dedicated to the development of excellent educational resources for perioperative medicine


Katie Samuel

Co-director (UK)

Katie has been part of TRIPOM since its inaugural committee, working in several roles including serving as Chair from 2017-2022. Having completed a Masters degree and Fellowship in Perioperative medicine, her interests include shared decision making, enhanced recovery and perioperative research. Katie is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at North Bristol NHS Trust, and Lead Educator for the UCL/RCoA MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) ‘Perioperative Medicine in Action’.

Sam Bampoe

Co-director (UK) & co-founder


Sam founded TRIPOM with John Whittle whilst they were both Clinical Fellows in Perioperative Medicine at University College Hospital, London in 2015. His interests include enhanced recovery, anaesthesia for major surgery and ward-based perioperative care. Sam is now a consultant in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at University College London NHS Foundation Trust.

John Whittle



John is a consultant in perioperative and critical care medicine at University College London Hospitals and an honorary Associate Professor in perioperative medicine at the Centre for Perioperative Medicine, UCL. John is also clinical lead for Perioperative Medicine and Prehabilitation at UCLH and runs a perioperative translational research group (Human Physiology and Performance Laboratory ; HPPL-UCL). He has a strong interest in perioperative medical education.

Chris Sadler


Chris is an anaesthetic trainee in Severn who is also an ALS instructor and came into medicine after a short career as an ITU physiotherapist. This helps him to think about perioperative medicine in a multidisciplinary way in his day-to-day work and he is keen to teach all healthcare professionals and students about everything peri-op!

Evelina Russell


Evelina is currently working as a clinical fellow in perioperative medicine in Cornwall, and is looking forward to starting core anaesthetics training in North Central London in August 2022. She has enjoyed working on Cornwall’s newly set up enhanced perioperative care unit and being able to implement what she learnt from an intercalated BSc in Gerontology to improve the perioperative care of older frail patients. Beyond work, Evelina loves open water swimming and is taking on her first 10km swim later this year.

James Wolff

Surgical Lead

James is an ST8 in General and Colorectal Surgery currently working in the East Midlands. He has an interest in Emergency Surgery, which is how he developed his interested in Perioperative Medicine. His aim is to improve awareness of Perioperative Medicine within the surgical community, especially those starting out in their careers. James is also interested in teaching having obtained a Diploma in Medical Education. Outside of work James enjoys cycling in the Leicestershire countryside and spending time with his family. He is also married to an anaesthetist, which he feels helps him navigate the mysterious world of those who choose to stand the ‘wrong’ (other) side of the screen.

Helen Deakin

Medicine Lead

Helen is currently a geriatric surgical liaison fellow at North Bristol NHS Trust. She is enjoying working within the developing field of perioperative medicine for the older person, with a particular interest in managing patients with complex needs, multimorbidity and frailty. Outside of medicine she enjoys drinking wine, playing netball and walking her lazy cocker spaniel, Pickle.

Nicole Greendshields

Anaesthesia Lead

Nicole is an anaesthetic registrar based in Imperial Deanery, London. She undertook the Perioperative medicine fellowship at UCLH and is currently completing her masters, with a particular interest in enhanced recovery. Nicole started off at TRIPOM as events team co-lead for three years and was heavily involved in running the annual conference as well as starting up the road shows. She is now Anaesthesia lead. Nicole is also on the PLAN committee and interested in resarch. In her spare time she’s a fan of the outdoors - walking, running, cycling, skiing and very into baking!

Rachel Butterworth

Membership Secretary

Rachel is an ST6 in Anaesthetics working in the North East. She is currently completing her advanced training in major surgery and thoroughly enjoys perioperative medicine. She is working towards her POETTS CPET accreditation and is due to start a postgraduate certificate in perioperative medicine in September 2022. She is passionate about teaching and is an ALS instructor, as well as having completed a postgraduate certificate in medical education. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, running and playing the piano.

Claire Cooke


Claire is an academic FY2 doctor working in Edinburgh, and is hoping to pursue a career in anaesthetics. She has a research interest in perioperative analgesia, particularly intravenous lidocaine, and its impact on postoperative recovery. She is also a keen sportswoman and will be competing in Ironman Switzerland this summer.

Sam Moore

Events Lead

Sam is currently working as a clinical fellow in anaesthesia in the East Midlands while completing an MRes investigating central and peripheral inflammation following exercise. She has a particular interest in the use of exercise in the pre-habilitation of high risk surgical patients. Outside of the hospital she enjoys getting outside as much as possible and can usually be found climbing up (or falling off) lovely Peak District grit.


Roadshow Lead

Stuart Connal

Education Team

Stuart is an anaesthetics registrar in North Central London, starting ITU training this year. He is looking forward to learning more about patient safety and shared decision-making. He is interested in using TRIPOM to share learning and experiences with colleagues who are interested in perioperative medicine. Beyond work, Stuart enjoys running, life drawing and going to art exhibitions.

Jaimin Arya

Education Team

Jaimin is an ST6 anaesthetic registrar based in the East Midlands. He is starting an education fellowship this year and will also be starting his special interest area in Perioperative medicine. He has a particular interest in risk stratification of high risk patients and the use of CPET and pre-habilitation. Outside of anaesthetics, Jaimin is a keen traveller, golfer and loves a good hike!

Drew Weir

Website & Social Media Lead


Drew is an anaesthetic registrar originally from Scotland and now working in the West Midlands. Alongside his anaesthetic training, he is working towards an MSc in Perioperative Medicine, and is particularly interested in shared decision making for high risk patients and big data in perioperative medicine. He is looking forward to using social media to share learning and opportunities in perioperative medicine with budding perioptimists. Outside of work, Drew enjoys cycling, drinking coffee, and adhering to stereotypes.

Jonny Dauncey

Education Team

Jonny is a CT3 anaesthetics trainee based in South Wales. He completed his Perioperative Medicine MSc with UCL in 2018 and is currently designing a randomised controlled trial involving a multimodal prehabilitation programme. He sits on the Wales Research and Ethics Committee 7 and has developed a regional ‘Foundation Year 1’ simulation teaching programme. Outside of medicine, Jonny is a keen runner and cyclist who likes to take his dog for jogs along the Pembrokeshire coast path.

Regional Leads by Deanery

Please contact TRIPOM if you would like to be put in touch with your regional lead

  • London North: Lorna Starsmore (anaesthetics)
  • London South: Aidan Fullbrook (anaesthetics)
  • Wessex: Sophie Beeby (anaesthetics)
  • Severn: John Barnes (anaesthetics)
  • Oxford: Haili Yu (anaesthetics)
  • South West: Steve Evans (anaesthetics)
  • East Midlands: Kay Mak (anaesthetics)
  • West Midlands: Viraj Shah, Jason Patel, Roma Kalaria
  • Wales: Matt Short
  • Yorkshire and Humber: Sarah Peacock
  • North West: Laura Blood (anaesthetics), Ishaan Maitra (surgery)
  • Northern: Anna Wahed (anaesthetics)
  • Northern Ireland: Aideen Callaghan
  • South East Scotland: Claire Cook-Jones
  • West of Scotland: Gemma Scotland (anaesthetics)