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Meet the team


Vijaya Antony came to NUH as an international nurse, from Kuwait, with a background in emergency care. She has been working in the endoscopy department as a band 5 registered nurse for one year, supporting with our Barrett`s list patients.

She is very excited to be joining this course to further her knowledge and skills in this area.

She is hoping that it will be a mile stone in her career.


Neil Bailey has worked as a registered nurse for over 30 years and has worked in Endoscopy assisting with therapeutic & diagnostic endoscopic procedures for the last 10 years.

Neil has extensive experience assisting with Barrett’s Surveillance lists and regularly assists with RFA procedures. Neil is excited to be helping with the ‘hands on’ stations as part of this years Barrett’s Endotherapy Course.

Rachelle Boxhall

Rachelle Boxhall qualified as a registered nurse at Nottingham University in 2000. Her twenty three year nursing career started in Spinal Surgery before moving into general surgery here at NUH. She has been an endoscopy nurse for the last 16 years at QMC campus at Nottingham University Hospitals.

Rachelle has extensive experience & knowledge in assisting with therapeutic endoscopy for early Barrett’s neoplasia, particularly EMR & RFA procedures. She has also assisted in several live link endoscopy cases and supported the ‘hands on’ training at previous Barrett’s endotherapy courses. Rachelle has represented the endoscopy nursing team at the 12th Nottingham Masterclass as part of the upper GI panel.

Rachelle is the clinical educator for the QMC campus endoscopy team.

Katie Howick

Katie Howick is a member of the TSCSC technical team and is for supporting courses in the simulation and clinical skills areas. Katie has a background in surgical skills training, having worked at the Manchester Surgical skills and Simulation Centre since it opened in 2012.

Jeanette Hutchinson

Jeanette Hutchinson has worked in endoscopy for over 12 years and she is passionate about training and keeping everyone up to date with their competencies and to treat everyone fairly and to have the same opportunities and exposure as everyone else.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson's background is in A/V & live event technology. He graduated in 2010 and started work at the Museum of London installing and designing A/V equipment for exhibitions. He joined NUH in 2012.

Michael is a member of the TSCSC technician team and is currently responsible for technical maintenance, technical support and supporting courses in the simulation and clinical skills rooms. He is also responsible for the self-directed VR learning environment within the centre.

Govind Jumbu

Govind Jumbu is an IT Manager and has worked within the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Hospitals Trust for over 17 years. As an certified Microsoft Solutions Developer he and his team have helped deliver hundreds of clinical trials utilising the latest technologies.

Kaveri Kailasam

Kaveri Kailasam Ajeenakumari is a registered nurse in Treatment centre Endoscopy since 2022 september. Before that, He worked in QMC A&E as band 5 nurse. He has total 12 years of experience in different countries like India , Kuwait and UK in different departments like cardiac ICU , Emergency endoscopy etc. He is happy to attend this course as he is working as an endoscopy nurse and very much interested to learn about Barrett disease. He would like to progress my career in endoscopy. He attended many international endoscopy conferences during his career journey. After this course, he is eager to share his knowledge about Barrett to his colleagues and students for good patient care.

Paul Knight

Paul Knight is a multimedia Simulation Technician primarily supporting courses in the simulation and clinical rooms of the centre. He also provides expertise and support for multimedia/audio-visual and IT issues ( software, web, social media etc) and developments

Alongside the work he does for the centre, he also films, edits and produces training videos for departments within NUH for e.g. assisting with doctors' induction programme. Paul also provides support and advice to colleagues at NUH re: manikins and models, VR simulators etc.

Rachel Langton

Rachel Langton qualified in 2008 and spent 8 years on an Upper GI surgical ward before making the move to Endoscopy.

She has worked in Endoscopy for 7 years now, initially as a Band 5 nurse, then progressing to Deputy Sister in 2019.

She loves mentoring new staff and is currently seconded to the role of Clinical Educator at the City Hospital site.

She enjoys shaping the knowledge and skills of the nursing team and supporting them with changes to the Endoscopy service.

Ayley Loh

Ayley Loh is a final year medical student at The University of Nottingham. She completed a BMedSci degree in 2022 where her project received a prize and was presented at an international conference.

Having helped at the Barrett’s Course in 2022, she is excited to assist again this year. Ayley loves all things gastro, from the medicine side to the procedural side. As a result of her passion for gastroenterology, she founded and is President of The University of Nottingham’s first Gastro Soc. Her aim is to teach the younger medical students about the field, as well as to bring in speakers to give an insight into the exciting speciality. She hopes to make gastroenterology accessible to everyone through the society. Ayley is also a committee member of Widening Access to Medicine (WAMS) Society Nottingham where she organised mock interviews for high school students from under-represented backgrounds to attain a place at medical school.

Outside of medicine, she loves going to gym classes, travelling and cooking.

Arun Prothasis

Arun Prothasis has been working in endoscopy department as a healthcare assistant for the last one year. He also worked in endoscopy department in The Princess Alexandra Hospital for 8 months before moving to Nottingham.

He is a Nurse by profession. Completed nursing in 2006 and worked in India, and Saudi Arabia for 13 years before coming to U.K. Now he is in the process of getting NMC registration and waiting for my OSCE to be completed.

He is looking forward to attend this training as it will help him to improve his carrier development as well as it can bring improvement in nursing care to the patients.

Amelia Thorpe

Amelia Thorpe has worked as a nurse in endoscopy for 8 years, where she has worked as a Staff Nurse, Deputy Sister, Clinical Educator, and now a Practice Development Nurse. She has a keen interest in endoscopy, education and simulation and is currently doing her masters in simulation.

Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton has worked at Nottingham University Hospitals for 25 years, 12 of those on Endoscopy and 13 in Gastroenterology Research. Sam’s interest in Barrett’s Oesophagus began when Prof Ragunath joined the trust and introduced new and exciting interventions, which led to her interest and love of research. Sam has been fortunate enough to work on some very interesting studies, one being the very successful Cytosponge for Barrett’s Oesophagus. Sam has supported this course for many years and is excited to be involved again in 2023.

⊶ Nottingham Endotherapy team