Here’s our awesome team working behind the scenes!
We are on the constant lookout for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to form our next BUCA committee! Keep an eye on this space, applications typically open early in the year!
Call him: Hey!
Hey is a final year at the University of Nottingham. He had previously worked with primary neonatal cardiomyocytes cell culture in a genetics and transcription lab funded by BHF for his Medical Science degree. During his time at university he has been actively involved in the BHF HeartStart scheme, with which he holds key roles and teaches basic life support skills to the community. He has a passion for journalism and enjoys journal editing. He also works closely with a medical publisher outside of his course.
Outside the classroom, he is a lifelong endurance cyclist. When he is not racing to get ahead in his study, he is racing on his trusty road bike!
Secretary and Communications Officer
Jimmy is a final year who enjoys travelling, eating, photography, badminton, and swimming. He is also an avid car enthusiast and aviation geek. An aspiring cardiac surgeon, Jimmy has presented his research projects in national and international meetings and has a few upcoming publications. He has won a number of national prizes, among which are the SCTS Ionescu travelling fellowship and the Royal Society of Medicine Sidney Linton Prize in Cardiology. He was awarded a scholarship to pursue a 12-month research project investigating the effects of NOX on cardiovascular stem cells, leading to an MRes in translational medicine. His current research interests include the use of delayed sternal closure, durability of tissue valves, and aortic dissection surgery among octogenarians.
Research Officer and Journal Editor
Kati is currently in her 4th year of medicine at Barts and the London school of Medicine and Dentistry, London. She previously completed a BSc in Biomedical Science, and has been heavily involved in both non-clinical and clinical research during her studies. She has a strong interest in cardiothoracic surgery, and aims to enter into the academic foundation programme in the near future.
Roland is an intercalating student in his fifth year at Newcastle University. He is Vice President of the Newcastle University Medical Education Society and is on the University Cardiovascular Society committee. Through a group called Medisense, he helps run Widening Participation events and develops revision materials for Sixth Form and Medical Students respectively. Currently, he is undertaking a MRes in Cardiovascular Sciences. He will work with a local research team to investigate the interplay between the immune system, telomere biology and atherosclerosis, the key process implicated in the development of coronary heart disease. Outside of Medicine, he plays badminton regularly. Furthermore, he is a keen classical guitarist who has played as a soloist and as part of many groups including the National Youth Guitar Ensemble.
Christien Li is a final year medical student from Newcastle University, United Kingdom. He has a strong interest in cardiac epidemiology and has already
published articles in international journals such as Frontiers in Physiology,European Heart Journal and the BMJ despite his early medical career. He is
currently a peer-reviewer in the British Student Doctor Journal and the Journal of Arrhythmia. In Medical education, he founded the NCL x CUHK International Research Mentorship Program and has obtained funding from Newcastle University to introduce its first 3D printers for medical teaching. Christien has supervised over 10 research projects with over 15 medical students.