Clinical Governance Committee


Joe Noar 

I am a consultant orthodontist and honorary senior lecturer at the Eastman Dental Hospital/Institute in London. I have an interest in early orthodontic intervention.   


Lead for Ethics & Standards

Alison Murray 


Alison Murray completed her specialty training at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London in 1985. She became a Consultant in 1989 at the Eastman and Mount Vernon hospitals. In 1994 she moved to Derbyshire and took up her current post in Derby.  She has always been involved in orthodontic education of specialists, general dental practitioners and orthodontic therapists. She has also been involved in randomised multi-centred clinical trials. She runs a small private practice and also writes expert witness reports.            


Lead for Audit

 Jadbinder Seehra

Jadbinder qualified with Honours from University of Manchester in 2002 and undertook his specialty orthodontic training at both Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and Kent and Canterbury Hospitals. He was awarded his MSc with Merit from Kings College London, and obtained the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) in 2009.

During his training he has treated many complex cases, adult and child patients and multidisciplinary cases using a range of orthodontic appliances and techniques. He is a current Royal College of Surgeons MJDF examiner and has held the position of Chairman of the National Training Grades Group of the British Orthodontic Society in 2011.

Lead for Publications


Anjli Patel  

  Anjli graduated as a dentist in 2000 from the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield. She did her vocational training in Swadlincote and then took up posts in Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics at the Queen’s Hospital in Burton on Trent, the Derby Royal Infirmary, Chesterfield Royal Hospital and the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. Following this she travelled to Australia and spent some time working in a dental practice in the Hunter Valley region, just north of Sydney.

In 2004, Anjli commenced full time specialist training in orthodontics at Kettering General Hospital and the Eastman Dental Institure, She obtained a Masters in Orthoodntics from the University of London and her Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. This was followed by a two year consultant training pathway at Sheffield and Chesterfield to achieve the Fellowship in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons.

Anjli currently works as a consultant at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and at No 1 The Orthodontic Specialists. 

Lead for Adverse Incidents (COG)

 Maren Gaukroger

  Maren completed her specialty training at King’s College London. She was appointed in 2001 to Barnet & Edgware Hospitals, which are now part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. There she was Clinical Governance Lead for the Division of Surgery until 2014. She has been a Medical Appraiser for 10 years and was Associate Medical Director for Revalidation until the Trust merger in 2014. She then relocated to United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust in 2017.

She joined the BOS Audit Committee in 2015 with a responsibility for reported adverse incidents

COG committee member

Simon Watkinson 

   Simon Watkinson undertook his undergraduate training at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. He then undertook a number of training jobs prior to his specialist training in Liverpool. He completed his Consultant training in Manchester.

He is now a Consultant Orthodontist at both East Lancashire NHS Trust and Manchester Foundation Trust. He is also an Honorary Lecturer at Manchester University and supervisor for the University of Central Lancashire. Simon’s main area of clinical interest is in the treatment of patients requiring orthognathic surgery, those with hypodontia and those with impacted teeth. His main research interest is in early intervention for patients with a Class III malocclusion.

Simon is also an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

COG additional member 


Andrew Flett 

   Andrew qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2006, winning the Malcolm Foster silver medal for the best undergraduate research project in his year.

After a year in general dental practice, he returned to the hospital service working in dental rotations which involved oral surgery, special care and paediatric dentistry.

From 2008, he spent two years as a maxillofacial senior house officer moving around the Merseyside region, caring for patients with head and neck cancer and skeletal abnormalities.

From 2010 to 2015 he completed his specialist and consultant orthodontic training at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield and the Royal Chesterfield Hospital. He was appointed as a consultant orthodontist for Nottingham University Hospitals in 2016.

Andrew’s research interests lie in the field of orthognathic surgery and patient-centred research. He was involved in the design of the UK’s first web resource for orthognathic patients, produced by the British Orthodontic Society.

In addition to his role as consultant he lectures to undergraduates and postgraduates, is a reviewer for orthodontic journals and has recently been appointed examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons.

As a consultant level specialist, Andrew is able to treat a wide range of malocclusions using a number of different treatment methods.

Andrew is married with 2 young children. Outside of Dentistry he enjoys watching rugby, keeping fit through running, and cooking good food for family and friends.

COG additional member


Nick Hemmings 

  Nick graduated from the University of Bristol in 2009 and completed his specialty training at both King's College Dental Institute and the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

He undertook further consultant training at the Eastman Dental Institute and Ashford & St Peters Hospitals. He was appointed Consultant Orthodontist at Ashford & St Peters NHS Foundation Trust in 2018.

He has been actively involved in the profession wide complaints handling initiative working group as the BOS representative. 

Lay member

Andrea Waylen 

  Andrea Waylen is a Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Bristol Dental School. She teaches social science, communication skills and ethics to dental undergraduate and post-graduate students. She undertook her first degree in Psychology at the University of Reading and her PhD in risky behaviour was completed there in 2002. 
Andrea’s research interests include quality of life for people with facial disfigurement (particularly related to head and neck cancer and cleft lip and palate) and the associations between risky behaviour, health-related behaviour and health outcomes. 

PG committee member

Kurt Finnigan 

   I qualified in with B.D.A in 1987 from Otago University, (NZ).I worked 2 years as a Dental House Officer at Kew Hospital, Invercargill, New Zealand. In 1990 I arrived in the UK and elected to do GDP Vocational Training in the West Midlands Scheme. Following his VT training he was invited to join Kneale and  Butler and  Practice of General Dentistry in Welshpool in Powys and in Bishops Castle Shropshire England.

 In 1993 I completed the West Midlands Post Graduate Deanery Orthodontic Clinical Assistantship under the supervision of Mr. John Chadwick at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
 I continue to practice general dentistry and have been accredited by the Welsh Deanery as having a Special Interest in Orthodontics.  In 2006 I became a DF1 trainer/Educational Supervisor for the North Wales DF1 Training Scheme. In 2013 I was runner up in the BMJ Best Awards Wales Deanery for services in Primary Care.  I am enthusiastic about the NHS and seeing it modernized to meet the needs of the local community. He is an active member of the Managed Clinical Network in Orthodontics and Local Practitioners Network. I am married and have 4 children. My wife is a GP
 I have interests Rugby, cricket and is active as a Referee for the NMSRFR Society. Other interests include Squash, horses and skiing.

PG committee member


Sean Masterson 

   Qualified from Sheffield in 1989 and have worked as a GDP in Derbyshire for the last twenty three years. I have served on the local dental committee and more recently as secretary of the local orthodontic MCN ,the practioner group of the BOS and the Grants and Scholarships committee of the BOS. I am married to Alicen and have four lively,energetic and exhausting children. 

PG committee member

David Manger 

   David qualified from Cardiff dental school in 1987 and gained his Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics, from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, in 2010.

He is an active member of the British Orthodontic Society (BOS), having been chairman of its Practitioner Group. David is now the Honorary Treasurer for the Society, is a member of its Executive committee and a Trustee. He has been involved with submissions from the BOS to NHSE and the CDO regarding the new orthodontic contracts.

David has chaired several sessions at the BOS Conference and also the 8th International Orthodontic Congress held in London in 2015. In 2014 he received a Special Service Award from the Society in recognition of his contribution to the BOS.

As Secretary of the Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes Orthodontic MCN he helped develop the standardised orthodontic referral form, which has been suggested as a template for a national referral document.

David is married to Deborah who also works in Northamptonshire as the Clinical Director of Specialist Services and a Deputy Medical Director. Deborah is a specialist in Special Care dentistry and has been asked to sit on numerous national panels.

Outside work, David enjoys family life with Deborah and their son, Jeremy. David is a keen cyclist, plays hockey and tennis and snowboards. As a family, they like foreign travel and fine dining.

OSG committee member


Nadia Ahmed 

  Nadia qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2007. Following her VT year in Derbyshire, she gained experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in West Yorkshire and in Birmingham, whilst gaining her MJDF from the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

Subsequently she worked in Manchester Children’s hospital working in Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Radiology, Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine. Nadia carried out her specialist training in Leeds.

Alongside this, she passed her MSc with merit and carried out research in auto-transplantation of teeth. She was the treasurer of the BOS TGG group during the final year of her training.
She passed the MOrth in 2016 and gained membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

She has enjoyed gaining experience in both NHS and private specialist practice and in secondary care since completing her MOrth. Nadia completed her invisalign certification in 2017. She is also an examiner for the MJDF at the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

In her spare time, she enjoys baking, art classes, travelling and Bollywood dance.

CG committee member


Arunika Gunasekera 

   Qualified at the London Hospital Medical School 1987
MSc and M’Orth at the Royal London 1993.
Current Post; Specialist Orthodontist in Community at Bart’s Health and Lecturer in Orthodontics at the Royal London
My main interests are treating Class III cases and orthodontics for Child and Adult patients with Special care needs. Current Positions held; Treasurer for the Community Group and member of the Scholarships and Grants Committee
Previous: Secretary for the Community Group, BDA representative

CG committee member

 Celia Topping 

   Following qualification I worked in the Hospital service in oral surgery, then joined the Community Dental service treating children, patients with special needs and the elderly. I completed     orthodontic specialist training in Cardiff and worked in specialist practice for 16 years, with a part time lecturer post in Cardiff Dental Hospital for 10 years. Recently I moved to a specialist post within the CDS in South Wales.  I am also on the specialist list in Paediatric dentistry, and an examiner for DipOT at RCS England.

UTG committee member


Owaise Sharif 

  Owaise Sharif is a Clinical Lecturer/ honorary consultant Orthodontist at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute.

He is currently deputy programme director for the MClinDent orthodontics programme and his research is focused on the personalised provision of treatment information in the digital age.

He is a member of the British Orthodontic Society Publications Committee. 

TGG committee member


Madeleine Storey 

  Madeleine qualified with honours from the University of Sheffield and undertook her speciality orthodontic training at Leeds Dental institute and Bradford Teaching Hospitals. She was awarded her MSc from the University of Leeds and obtained the Membership in Orthodontics in 2015. This was followed by the consultant training pathway at Manchester Dental Hospital and Wythenshawe Hospital to achieve the Fellowship in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2018. Madeleine currently works as a locum consultant at Manchester Dental Hospital and Trafford General Hospital

Madeleine is a current MFDS examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and a reviewer for the Journal of Orthodontics and the European Journal of Orthodontics.

She joined the BOS Clinical Governance Committee in 2017, representing the views of the Training Grades Group