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Who we are

MTReC is a trainee led and delivered research network, which now has a presence in most Maxillofacial Surgery units across the UK. Our aim is to deliver high quality, clinically relevant, trainee led research.


Projects are proposed, designed and delivered by a Core Project Team of trainees, with support from senior research staff and nurses. Projects are implemented by the MTReC network of regional leads and local collaborators in units across the UK; their input is recognised in publications with a pubmed listed citation.


MTReC is led by a committee, which currently also acts as the Core Project Team for the Cervicofacial Infection Project. As MTReC moves forward we envisage that further Core Project Teams will come together to run other exciting projects.

The MTReC Committee 

Christopher McDonald

Co-Chair

I am currently a ST in OMFS in Merseyside and have been helping develop and lead MTReC since its inception. I as well as chairing MTReC, I am also studying an MD and running a clinical trial looking at functional and quality of life outcomes after sentinel lymph node biopsy in early oral cancer. I firmly believe that trainee collaborative research has the power to inform and change our clinical practice and improve patient care. Involving as many trainees as possible in meaningful research, especially those that don’t see themselves as academics, can help build a solid academic future for our specialty in the UK.  

Anusha Hennedige

Co-Chair

I am an ST5 in the Northwest Deanery. I completed medicine at Edinburgh University in 2005 and graduated from Aberdeen Dental Institute in 2014. I have an interest in orthognathic, craniofacial and aesthetic surgery. Academically, I am involved in medical education and take a particular interest in promoting maxillofacial surgery and women in surgery. Socially, I love spending time with my 2 boys, baking and travelling.


Alastair Henry

Committee & Website 

I am currently a ST1 OMFS in South Wales. I studied dentistry in Sheffield and Medicine in Cardiff.  I've been involved with MTReC for 3 years; first as a Regional Lead and now as a committee member and website admin. I became involved as I believe strongly in being able to back up treatment choices with sound evidence. I look forward to seeing MTReC help fulfill this. 

Basim Dawoud 

Committee & Social Media

I am approaching my second-degree finals at Leeds Medical School and recently was accepted onto the Academic Foundation Programme (Academic FY1/FY2) in Leeds. Surgery and research with the opportunity to challenge and ultimately influence a positive change in clinical practice is what motivates me. 

Greg Logan

Committee & REDcap

I’m currently undertaking the academic foundation program in Glasgow. I undertook Clinical Training at Kings College London, having previously studied Dentistry at the university of Glasgow. I am Passionate about the power of collaboration in Medicine and Research. I am currently involved in setting up and organising the Data Entry system for MTReC – REDcap. Too often, training forces us to compete with each other, it’s much more interesting to see what we can do together.

Raghav Kulkarni
Committee

I am a Specialist Trainee in the East of England. I discovered OMFS in the latter portion of my Core Surgical Training. From here I proceeded to undertake a year as a Research Clinical Fellow in OMFS/Head and Neck Cancer Surgery. This allowed me to pursue my interest in both OMFS and research. After a successful year, I progressed to complete my DPMG BDS course at King's College London. Here I continued to work and contribute to research with my team, led by a very supportive supervisor. I assisted with the set up of MTReC by researching trainee collaborative groups and facilitated to set up its first projects. I endeavor to continue as a core member of the team and set up/lead projects in the future.
Shadi Basyuni

Committee

I'm a junior clinical fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery based in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. I gained my BDS from the University of Bristol and trained at Aintree University Hospitals, Liverpool, before commencing my medical degree at the University of Cambridge. I am  due to commence his foundation training in August.

Sam Kent

Committee


I am a second degree student in final year, having completed core surgical training in London and a year of trauma in South Africa. I am interested in research because so many of the decisions we take in patient management are not informed by sound evidence. My interests include health inequalities, orthognathic surgery and sailing.

Becks Exley

Committee


Hello, I’m Becks and i’m pleased to be joining the MTReC committee. I’m a dually qualified junior trainee currently based in London. I look forward to working collaboratively with other enthusiastic trainees across the UK. I hope the new team will to continue to emulate previous successes, and strive to add to the OMFS knowledge base through high quality clinical research.