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Qualifications: MB BS (2001), MRCS (2004), MEd (2009), PhD (2012), FRCS (2014)

GMC Number: 6028868

Clinical Areas of Interest: Abscess, fistula and fissures, Advanced colorectal malignancy, Bowel cancer, Colorectal resection, Early rectal cancer, Lower GI endoscopy and Service provision and quality of care

Regional Chapter: Oxford


She completed undergraduate training at St. Mary's Hospital Paddington (Imperial College) in 2001 and started her surgical career at the Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford on their Basic Surgical Rotation passing her MRCS in 2004. She obtained her SpR number in the Oxford Deanery and trained as a full time clinical trainee whilst also obtaining a Masters in Surgical Education. She transferred to an NIHR funded ACL position in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery in 2014 and has worked as an academic and clinical trainee. Alex has a PhD from Imperial College London as well as a Masters. She has been an RCS Research Fellow and was awarded the RCS Harry Morton travelling Fellowship allowing her to work at several prestigious medical education research centres in Canada including University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, Western University and McGill. She has set up and run a simulation program for Core Surgical Trainees in the Oxford Deanery and has appeared on a number of radio and television programs relating to medical simulation. Alex has been lucky enough to be a Lady Estelle Wolfson Emerging Leadership Fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has been an Ethicon Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellow at Newcastle University Teaching Hospitals. Alex's research is focussed upon surgical decision making and education. She is a current BDRF grant holder on a project investigating surgeons decisions regarding avoiding or defunctioning a rectal anastomosis. Her clinical interests are in laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery and laparoscopic pelvic floor surgery. Alex was appointed as a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Frimley Health - based at Wexham Park Hospital in October 2016. She is Training Program Director for Foundation Year doctors and is an elected member of the ACPGBI Education and Training committee.