Orchids Editorial Board
To ensure that Orchid produces relevant and accurate information through its publications all information is reviewed by members of the Editorial Board prior to publication. The Editorial Board is made up of both healthcare professionals and lay people.
Orchids Current Editorial Board
Prof. John Kelly MD, FRCS (Urol)
Prof. John Kelly is Professor of Uro-Oncology at University College Hospital London. He is the Clinical lead for Urology and Robotic surgery at UCLH.
Prof. Tom Powles MBBS, MRCP, MD
Professor Powles is the Academic Leader for Urology Cancer. He is also the Lead for solid tumours at the CRUK Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre and specialises in the treatment of testicular and renal cancer.
Prof. Jayanta Barua MD, MBChB, FRCSEd, FRCSEd(Urol), FEBU, Dip.MngmntOU
Prof. Barua is an Honorary Professor, Centre for Academic Surgery, Institute of Cell and Molecular Science at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Queen Mary, University of London. He is also Visiting Professor at London South Bank University. He specialises in the treatment of general urology.
Dr Jonathon Shamash MBChB, MD, MRCP
Dr Shamash is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist based at Barts and specialises in treating testicular and advanced prostate cancer.
Dr Karen Tipples
Dr Tipples is a consultant oncologist and educational lead at Barts specialising in the treatment of prostate cancer.
Mr Asif Muneer BSc (Hons) MB, FRCSEd, FRCS(Eng), MD, FRCS(Urol)
Mr Asif Muneer is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and Andrologist based in Central London. He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL). He specialises in the treatment of penile cancer.
Mr Manit Arya MBChB, MD (Res), FRCS (Urol)
Mr Arya is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at UCLH Hopsitals and specialises in focal therapy treatment for prostate cancer, advanced prostate cancer and penile cancer.
Mr Rob Cornes
Orchid Male Cancer Information Nurse Specialist
Miss Katherine Mutsvangwa
Prostate Cancer Clinical Nurse
Mrs Wendy Ansell
Macmillan Urology Nurse Specialist.
Wendy was the first Macmillan Urology Nurse Specialist in the UK and has over 18 years’ experience working within uro-oncology.In her current role she supports men with testicular cancer and is based at Bart’s as part of a regional team led by Dr Jonathan Shamash. Wendy also supports men with advanced prostate cancer as well as patients with renal and bladder cancers.
Miss Louisa Fleure
Louisa Fleure is an Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London, and is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the South Bank University. She has authored several publications on urology and prostate cancer, and presented at regional and national meetings on these topics.In 2013, Louisa was elected as council member of the British Association of Urological Nurses (BAUN) and currently also holds the post of Treasurer and Conference Lead. She has previously held other national roles, including Secretary of the British Association of Urological Nurses and the Nurse Representative for the Council of the British Association of Urological Surgeons.
Mrs Karen Wilkinson
Karen is a Prostate Cancer Nurse Specialist based at Barts specialising in the treatment of prostate cancer.
Miss Paula Simpson
Paula is currently working as a Uro-oncology Specialist Nurse for Prostate Cancer at Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
Miss Nona Toothill
Nona is a Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist based at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Mrs Lesley Cooper
Lesley is a renal and testicular cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist based at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.
Mrs Linda Shephard
Linda is a renal and testicular cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist based at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.
Mr Ben Hearnden
Ben is currently a Uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist based at Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
Miss Tara Iles
Lead Uro-Oncology Nurse & Deputy Lead Cancer Nurse for ASCC Division, Southmead Hospital.
Mrs Medina Williamson
Medina is the Executive Director of KML and has been involved in a number of projects which have helped raise awareness of male cancer. Medina has an in depth knowledge and understanding of the important issues involved in educating men and raising awareness of male cancer in the community.
Roy was diagnosed and treated for penile cancer.
Paul was diagnosed and treated for testicular cancer.
Trevor is 71 and was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer at the age of 55. He has a long history of working with the Rotary Club.
Alan was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer.