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Philip Braude is a consultant geriatrician working at Southmead Hospital, North Bristol Trust. He took up his first consultant post working with the Guy's and St Thomas POPS team in 2017, moving to Bristol in 2019. He is working within the Severn Major Trauma Network to develop geriatric perioperative services locally and across the region. His research interests focus on characterising and modifying geriatric syndromes in major trauma.


He is Vice President and Honorary Secretary of the society having been a trainee council representative and then full council member in 2016.​



Aish Desai is an ST5 registrar in Geriatric Medicine and current Chief Registrar at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon. She commenced postgraduate training in London and moved to the South West for speciality training. She has an interest in perioperative medicine developed working in major trauma centres, particularly within hip fracture and silver trauma. Her other interests include education, where she has developed an internal medicine simulation programme and completed postgraduate certificate in medical education.



Anna Tennant RN, I am the Proactive Care of the Older Person undergoing Surgery (POPS) Nurse Practitioner at Musgrove Park Hospital for the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.  My clinical interests include perioperative medicine for the older person.

I hope my role on the AAA council will encourage other Nurses and Allied Health Care professionals to attend perioperative events and feel confident to contribute their valuable ideas and experiences.

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Andrew is a CT3 anaesthetic trainee in the South West London School of Anaesthesia. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2017 before moving to London to commence postgraduate training. Since then, he has developed a special interest in perioperative medicine especially for elderly and frail patients. He has led a number of quality improvement projects improving outcomes for hip fracture patients.



Lauren Richardson is an ST7 Registrar in Geriatric and General Medicine working in the Thames Valley. She trained in Nottingham and London before moving to Oxord to take up her registrar post. She has a special interest in Perioperative Medicine and enjoys the focus on shared decision making and collaborative inter-disciplinary learning. Whilst working as a Perioperative Medicine fellow from 2019-2020, she led the initial implementation and delivery of a new Major Trauma Geriatric service at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Major trauma in the frail elderly is an area in which she has a particular interest.




Hannah is a general surgical registrar in the East Midlands and PhD student at the University of Nottingham. She is currently the NELA Surgical Research Fellow and a Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellow. She is part of the Emergency Laparotomy and Frailty Study Group and her special interests are emergency general surgery, emergency laparotomy and frailty.​


Theo Joachim is an Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is the Lead for Hip Fracture Management at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, part of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.


He has a special interest in the peri-operative medical and surgical management of elderly trauma patients.




Tanuja Shah is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the University of Derby and Burton Hospitals. She qualified from Nottingham in 1995 and trained in the East Midlands, Wessex and Perth Western Australia before taking up her consultant post in 2008. She has been interested in medicine for elderly patients since doing an SHO job in 'geriatric rehabilitation' in one of Perth's peripheral hospitals.


She first attended Age Anaesthesia at Leeds in 2013 and has been attending ever since. She served as honorary secretary from 2018-2020 prior to taking up the role of President.


Other interests include emergency surgery, perioperative care and education. She is currently one of the Training Programme Directors for the East Midlands School of Anaesthesia.


Professor Chris Dodds, Middlesbrough (President, 1996-1999)


Dr Eleri Edwards, Wrexham (President, 2002-2005)

Professor Gwyn Seymour, Aberdeen (President, 2005-2008)

Dr Andrew Severn , Lancaster (President, 2008-2011)


Dr Irwin Foo, Edinburgh (President, 2011 - 2015)


Dr Tim Webb, Rhyl (Treasurer, 1996-2007)

Dr Richard Griffiths, Peterborough (Council Member 2007-2010)


Mr Alan Hale, Lancaster (AAA Administrator until 2015)

Dr Martin Allan, Salford (President, 2015-2018)

Dr Jugdeep Dhesi, London (President, 2018 - 2020)


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