Keynote speakers

Dr Alan Watson, Cardiff
Cardiff Univesity School of Bioscience

Alan Watson is a reader in anatomy and neuroscience at the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, and has a lifelong interest in music. He runs a course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on the physiology of musical performance and works with staff and students there on projects concerned mainly with breathing in wind players and singers. He has lectured widely on the musicians’ health and performance physiology for organisations such as the Royal College of Music, British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, DANA centre, British Voice Association and at many public events such as the Hay Festival, Cheltenham Music Festival and the Menuhin Violin Competition. His  book on “The Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-related Injury” was published by Scarecrow press in 2009. He recently contributed a chapter on Breathing in Singers to Oxford Handbook on Singing (G. Welch, D.M. Howard. [eds.] Oxford Handbooks Online).    

Dr Peter Maguire 
Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry

Dr Peter Maguire is a Consultant Anaesthetist based at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry. He was appointed there in 2002. He graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin in 1993, worked in Dublin for two years then completed his Anaesthetic training in Northern Ireland. He has always had an interest in training giving a talk to the opening meeting of RCSI / Penang University in Malaysia in 2000 about training at that time and in the new Millennium. Over the years Dr Maguire has been an active BMA representative on many committees. He has been a BMA Council member, is currently the Chairman of the BMA European Forum with an interest in the impact of BREXIT on doctors and in training. He is also Chairman of the BMA’s GMC Working Party – the main link between the BMA and the GMC and has been a Fitness to Practice Panel member from 2003 to 2013. Dr Maguire is a co-opted member of AAGBI Council as the BMA’s Anaesthetic Specialty lead.  

Dr Andy Bagwell, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport
Dr Paul Barker, Norwich
Dr Sarah Bell, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Dr Liam Brennan, The Royal College of Anaesthetists  
Dr Paul Buss, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Prof Chris Callander, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport  
Dr Kevin Carson, College of Anaesthetists of Ireland
Dr Rachel Collis, Cardiff
Dr John Dunne, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Dr Huw Evans, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Dr Kathleen Ferguson, Aberdeen
Dr Veronica German, Dolen Cymru Wales Lesotho Link
Dr Ravi Gill, Southampton
Dr Richard Griffiths, Peterborough
Dr Viv Harpwood 
Dr Iljaz Hodzovic, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport
Dr Felicity Howard 
Dr Helen Jewitt, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport
Dr Carolyn Johnston  
Dr Ami Jones, Aneuran Bevan University Health Board
Dr Clinton Jones, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool
Dr Andrew Klein, Cambridge
Dr Nick Mason 
Dr Tim Meek, Newcastle
Dr Upma Misra, Sunderland
Prof Jaideep Pandit, Oxford University Hospitals
Dr Sonia Pierce, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (Central)
Dr Harsha Reddy, Wrexham Maelor Hospital  
Dr Nancy Redfern, Newcastle
Dr Sam Shinde Bristol
Dr Mark Stacey, Llandough Teaching Hospital
Dr Gary Thomas, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend
Dr Louise Webster, Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny
Prof Mark Wilson, Imperial College / St Mary's Hospital, London  
Prof Steve Yentis, London