Our Team

Please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved: hello@dftbskindeep.com

Core Team

Kaylita Chantiluke

Organisations Lead

I’m currently working as a paediatric registrar in Melbourne Australia with plans to return to the motherland (the UK) in the near future.

Michelle Alisio

Global Hospitals Lead

I am a paediatrician with a special interest in PEM, currently working in the UK. An adventurer who lives on coffee and dances to 80s music.

Alyah Seif

Australia Hospital Lead

I am a Paediatric Registrar working in Melbourne, Australia. I have been working in Paediatric Emergency at Sunshine Hospital for the last year. I will be moving onto Neonatal ICU next.

Guy Lewy

Machine Learning Advisor

I founded a machine learning software company in the medicine discovery space, and am also a software investor at a publicly listed venture capital fund.

Nensi Parekh

Royal London Hospital Paediatric ED Lead

My name is Nensi Parekh and I work as a Paediatric A&E staff nurse at The Royal London Hospital. I enjoy running, travelling and exploring different countries.

Holly Wakefield

Barts Health Lead

I’m a Paediatric Emergency Department sister working in London and have a particular interest in paediatric emergency trauma and tropical nursing. I love traveling and visiting my family around the world.

Oke Obiuwevbi

Medical Student Lead

I am a medical student who is passionate about the inclusion of diverse representation in medical education/teaching and research.

Michelle Arora

Undergraduate Lead

I am a Consultant Paediatrician at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. I’m Clinical Lead for Student Experience, The Clinical School, University of Cambridge. And I’m Director of Studies (Clinical Medicine) at Clare College, University of Cambridge.

Danilo Buonsenso

Research Co-Lead

I am a pediatrician with main academic interests in Infectious Diseases, POCUS, and equality in healthcare. Surfing is my passion and inspiration.

Damian Roland

Research Co-Lead

I am a Honorary Associate Professor and Consultant of Paediatric Emergency Medicine. I am chair of Paediatric Emergency Research United Kingdom and Ireland (PERUKI) and my academic interests include scoring systems, variation in care, and knowledge translation.

Keir Shiels

Rare Conditions Lead

I am a paediatrician at The Royal London Hospital. During my time editing Pocket Tutor: Paediatric Clinical Examination and Thomas Lissauer’s Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics, I have focussed on improving gender and ethnic diversity in medical photography.

Aarani Somaskanthan

Social Media Lead

I am an Australian Paediatric Emergency Trainee with an interest in online and virtual education. In the real world, I love baking treats and traveling to far away places.

Shaarna Shamugavadivel

Media and Public Awareness Lead

I currently hold an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Nottingham where I am researching diagnosis and referral routes for childhood cancer for my PhD, whilst completing a Diploma in Public Health. I am the Clinical Ambassador for the HeadSmart campaign, having worked as the HeadSmart Fellow for 3 years.

Bryan McDonald

Dermatologist

I am the paediatric dermatology lead at the Royal London Hospital

Becky Platt

DFTB Lead

I am an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in paediatric A&E at the Royal London. I have a passion for the human side of healthcare, caring for colleagues as well as patients.

Tessa Davis

DFTB Lead

I am Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Royal London Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. I am one of the DFTB Co-Founders.

Other Skin Deep Contributors

Fibian Nyorita

General Practitioner (Kenya)

I am a GP in Kenya with a specialist interest in clinical Dermatology.

Abubakarr Sidique Turay​

Community Health Officer (Sierra Leone)​

I am a clinical working at a community health centre in Kent, Sierra Leone and being part of this project will be a great opportunity to collaborate and learn.

Mo Akindolie

Consultant in Ambulatory Care (UK)

I am a Consultant in Ambulatory Paediatrics at King’s College Hospital in London.

Elvis Samba

Elvis Momoh Samba

Community Health Officer (Sierra Leone)

I am a clinician working at a community health centre in freetown Sierra Leone and I have passion for my job as a clinician. 

Samuel Robert Koroma

Community Health Officer (Sierra Leone)

I am a Community Health Officer working at Hastings community Health Center Western area, in rural Freetown Sierra Leone.

Ore Odubiyi

Medical Student (UK)

I’m currently a medical student, interested in global reproductive and child health.

Jessica Wong

Paediatric Trainee (Australia)

I am a Paediatric trainee with an interest in knowledge translation and rural health. I am lead of the DFTB Social Media Bubble.

Anna O'Leary

EM Trainee (Ireland)

I am a third year Irish Core trainee in EM with keen interest in PEM. 

Olguita del Aguila

Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist (Peru)

I am a Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist at the National Edgardo Rebagliati Martins Hospital, Lima, Peru.

Patrick Elnazir

Paediatric Trainee (UK)

I am a paediatric trainee in South London, my interests include health equity and digital health.

Neesha Oozageer Gunowa

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing (UK)

I am a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing (Primary Care) at Kingston University and St. George’s University, London. A proud Queen’s Nurse, completing a doctorate focusing on health inequity within nurse education.

Vi Chong

Paediatric Emergency Physician (Australia)

I am a Paediatric Emergency Physician based in Melbourne, Australia with a special interest in paediatric skin conditions.

Chandu Wickramarachchi

Emergency Medicine Doctor (UK)

I am an Emergency Medicine doctor in London with interests in Medical Education, Human Factors, and improving our decisions through ethical Artificial Intelligence.  Can’t get enough of coffee and nature; partial to the occasional glass of whisk(e)y.

Danica Xie

Intern (Australia)

I am a junior doctor with special interests in dermatology, a rural medical career and mentorship. I also love a good cup of coffee, tennis and painting.

Emma Chan

Resident (Australia)

I am a resident working in Brisbane, Australia. My interests include paediatric EM and medical education.

Jyothi Srinivas

Paediatrician (UK)

I am a Consultant Paediatrician with special interests in education and allergy at Milton Keynes University Hospital. I am the Deputy Director of Medical Education and Quality lead for University of Buckingham medical students. 

Simone Huntingford

Neonatology Trainee (Australia)

I am an Advanced Trainee in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine working with the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne Australia.

Gia Tang

Intern (Australia)

I am a junior doctor interested in dermatology and advocating for disadvantaged communities in medicine.

Graeme Spittal

Paediatrician (South Africa)

I am a Consultant Paediatrician heading up the Paediatric and Neonatal department at Mitchells Plain Hospital on the outskirts of Cape Town.

Dermatologists

Mary Sommerlad

Dermatologist (UK)

I am a Consultant Dermatologist with a diploma in child health. I am a mother to two young children and have an interest in Paediatric Dermatology. I feel that inclusion and representation in medicine is crucial to cultivating a healthy, empowered nation. 

Tevi Wain

Dermatologist (Australia)

I am a dermatologist who has further specialised in paediatric and vulval dermatology. I works as a staff specialist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Westmead Hospital. When not at work I likes to spend time with my daughter and be creative in the kitchen.

Monika Tasani

General Paediatrician (Australia)

I am a general paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric dermatology.

Louise Fuller

Dermatologist (UK)

I’m a Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatology Educational lead at The Homerton Hospital seeing both adults and children. I love travelling and exploring new cultures and can often be found out for a run or on a tennis court.

Cathal O'Connor

Dermatologist trainee + PhD Fellow (Ireland)

I am a Dermatology Specialist Registrar and PhD Fellow with the ICAT programme. I am based in University College Cork and have a special interest in paediatric dermatology.

Padma Mohandas

Dematologist (UK)

I am a Consultant Dermatologist at Bart’s Health London. I have a specialist interest in Psychodermatology and Paediatric Dermatology.

Muriel Sadler

Dermatologist (Ireland)

I am a Consultant Dermatologist with a special interest in Paediatric Dermatology at Children’s Health Ireland Crumlin in Dublin Ireland.

Pietro Sollena

Dermatologist (Italy)

 I am a Dermatologist seeing both adults and children, with special interest in drugs’ adverse events. I love travelling and sports.

Jonny Guckian

Dematology Registrar (UK)

I am a dermatology registrar in Yorkshire. I am founder of Medisense Medical Education.

Diagnosis Page Authors

Jacqueline Mullin, Foundation Year 1 Doctor , Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (UK)

Erica Longhurst, 6th year medical student, The University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia)

Danica Xie. Junior Medical Officer. St George Hospital, Kogarah (Australia)