Meet The Team

PRESIDENT

 


 

I am a final year Medical Student at Nottingham. Having been involved in INSPIRE for a couple of years, I’ve been deeply intrigued by the world of Academic medicine. ​​Academia ​drives medical ​evolution through research and provides an innovative window for the future of medical advancements.  Hence, I look forward to working together with this dedicated committee towards keeping university students on their toes on modern medical practices. In my leisure time, you’ll most likely find me either in the badminton or tennis court, singing or just spending time in the city centre eating out with friends.

CHERRY

ROY

CHOUDHARY

VICE PRESIDENT

 

 

Hi! I am a 5th-year medical student at Nottingham. 

Being able to work with other committee members - like-minded individuals who are passionate in Academic Medicine has been one of my highlights of Med School. In the past two years of serving the committee, I have gained a very fruitful and exciting experience. I believe INSPIRE not only helps cultivate passion in Academic Medicine, but also provides valuable opportunities for students such as through INSRIP and NMRC, and displays both the joy and importance of research in Medicine through events like the lecture series. This year, I look forward to serving INSPIRE and continue supporting fellow committee members as the Vice President. In my spare time, I enjoy painting, hanging out with my friends and going to the gym.

SOPHIA WONG

GENERAL SECRETARY

 

I am a third-year medical student and INSPIRE has been a part of my life at medical school from the very beginning. Events include regular lectures given by pioneers in a variety of fields, the National Medical Research conference, the new Art of Research Showcase, the Summer Research Internship Programme and the list goes on and on! Coming from a country with minimal research output especially in medicine, I was really interested to join the society and attend as many events as I can. Without a doubt it was a great decision! I had the privilege of being the publicity rep last year and I can’t wait to work with everyone in committee as General Secretary. In my free time, I watch stand up comedy, check out memes and (will hopefully) go to the gym (more often)!

PRADIPTA DEBNATH

TREASURER

 

Hi everyone! I’m back on the committee this year, taking the role of Treasurer. I’ve really enjoyed my time on the committee and working with everyone, especially organising the INSPIRE research conference. It’s been a bit of a challenge this year moving everything to online but I think we’ll manage it! In my role as treasurer I liaise with all subcommittees to ensure everyone gets paid on time and we have enough money in the account for our activities.

GEORGE

DAVIES

LECTURE SERIES CO-ORDINATOR

 

I am a third-year medical student who has found the INSPIRE lectures INSPIRE-ing and cannot wait to help organise them this year. I have learned a lot about academic medicine through the INSPIRE society during my time at medical school through the National Medical Research Conference and my INSRIP over the summer holiday. I am very excited to work with the rest of the team to deliver events and provide information about the importance of research and academia in relation to both current and future medical practice. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring new places on my bike, playing sports with friends and making puns!

ALISHA

GUPTA

LECTURE SERIES CO-ORDINATOR

 

Currently a final year medical student, I have seen the way academic medicine has grown to become an integral part of guiding clinical practice, and the many opportunities provided by the INSPIRE society throughout my time at medical school have helped to highlight this. This year, as part of my role as lecture coordinator, I look forward to working with the committee to continue the society’s tradition of attracting some of the most renowned names in academic medicine to the university, which I hope will ignite even more students' interest in research. Outside of medicine, you’ll probably find me playing my cello, making Spotify playlists, or riding my bike.

KIERAN

DAS

INSRIP CO-ORDINATOR

 

Hi everyone! I am a final year medical student and I am excited to be part of the INSPIRE committee this year! I find research stimulating as it can improve patient outcomes on a larger scale. I undertook an INSRIP (research internship program) project this summer and really enjoyed participating in the INSPIRE Art of Research competition. As a medical student, it is not always easy to find research opportunities, which is why I am looking forward to being the INSRIP coordinator and hunting for good research projects for students. Other than doing library all-nighters, I like to bake, draw cartoon versions of my friends and (guiltily) watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

LARA NASSAR

INSRIP CO-ORDINATOR

 

Hi! I am a 4th year medical student here at Nottingham and will be taking on the role of INSRIP Coordinator.  Having thoroughly enjoyed completing my research project last year as part of my BMedSci, I realised academic research was definitely something I would be pursuing in the future.  I am so excited to be a part of the committee this year and hope to provide a number of new, exciting and INSPIRE-ing (😉) opportunities for like-minded students. I truly believe all medical students should be made aware of the importance of research in medicine as well as be provided with opportunities to further develop their passion, as such I hope I can help!  Outside of medicine I enjoy travelling, baking and spending time with friends and family.

ROSHNI

PATEL

BMEDSCI REPRESENTATIVE

 

Hello, I am a final year medical student and the BMedSci Rep for this year. The BMedsci is one of the only times in medical school where we are given the freedom to pursue individual interests in addition to the opportunity to develop new skills that can be invaluable throughout a medical career. However, this freedom and opportunity can come with a lack of structure and it can be difficult to know how to make the most of it- particularly as everyone is doing something different. Hopefully I will be able to offer some guidance in the form of online seminars aimed at both third years who are just starting this phase of medical school, as well to students in earlier years keen to get a head start in research. Outside of work I enjoy backpacking, wildlife photography and kayaking

COSTA

TELEVANTOS

AFP COORDINATOR

 

I am a 3rd year medical student, and I have found the various events hosted by INSPIRE to be incredibly rewarding! Having grown up in Burundi (one of the poorest countries in the world), the opportunity to carry out research was non-existent, that too as a woman. The summer research internship programme enabled me to discover my interest in the field of academic medicine, and gave me an insight into the diverse range of pathways available. I am really looking forward to working as part of the committee to continue to deliver the best possible research platform for fellow students. In my free time, I can be found painting, at the bottom of David Ross’ swimming pool attempting to scuba dive, or with a bar of chocolate in hand (always!)

ANJALI MEHTA

AFP COORDINATOR

 

Hi everyone! I am a final year medical student and I am one of the Academic Foundation Programme (AFP) coordinators this year. The ability for research to have a direct impact and improve clinical care is what draws me to academic medicine. I hope to support those of you applying to the AFP, to ensure your applications are as strong as possible, and to promote useful information about the AFP to medical students of all years. In my spare time, I enjoy bouldering and running.

SHOHAIB

WASEEM

GRAPHIC DESIGN

 

Hello! I'm a third year medical student and the INSPIRE events have been integral to my experience as a med student since first year. They've given me great insight and confidence to find out more about research and get involved, e.g. with the art competition last year. I am keen for more students to discover their potential at the society and am delighted to be part of the committee to facilitate that. I also hope to explore more ways that art can be involved to promote research/ medicine within the society. Outside of medicine, you'll find me illustrating, rewatching studio ghibli films, and tinkering with the ukulele.

NHI

DANG

ART OF RESEARCH REPRESENTATIVE

 

Hey everyone!! I am a 3rd year medical student originally from India, but settled in Dubai. My tryst with the INSPIRE society began last year when I participated in the ‘Art Of Research’ showcase event. I have also been able to attend other lectures by the society, all of which have fascinated me and have motivated me to dig deeper into the academic side of medicine. By taking on this new role, I am hoping not only to host a spectacular research based art exhibition, but also to further advance the interest in medical research among students by engaging with this committed student team. In my leisure time, I enjoy sculpting, learning new languages, public speaking and food (Always my top priority folks!).

VILIGUS GREGORY GLEETUS

PUBLICITY OFFICER

 

Hi, I’m a 4th year medical student and am excited about becoming a part of INSPIRE after attending some of the lectures on offer last year. My interest in research budded from those alongside my BMedSci project last year and I am looking forward to attracting more students of any course at the university to come along to our events and engage in the fascinating aspect of medicine that is scientific research. In my spare time I play hockey for the university and enjoy cooking, and also travelling when possible!

JONNY FERGUSON

PUBLICITY OFFICER

 

Hey guys! I’m a 3rd year medical student and I’m excited to be your Publicity Rep this upcoming year. This year I will be working on my BMedSci project and I believe that is where my curiosity for scientific research stems from alongside all the speakers the INSPIRE committee invited to talk to us last year. I never thought research was particularly something I would be interested in, however my intrigue for it grows as I widen my understanding and commit to it more. I’m excited to get to know you all and see you at our events this year and hopefully, get you guys as intrigued as we are in academia. In my free time, I like to facetime my friends, go to new restaurants, binge netflix shows and stress shop.

LEYLA

HOSH