COG Committee Members

The COG committee is drawn from members of the Society who work primarily in the Hospital Service


Dr Helen Travess

Helen is a Consultant Orthodontist and Clinical Lead at Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust. She is a past TGG secretary and Chair, and more recently was elected to the COG committee with the role of Symposium organiser for both London and Liverpool. She has returned to the COG Committee having been elected as Chair in 2019. 


Helen is a member of the Faculty of Examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh for MOrth, Chair of the High Wycombe BDA Branch, Hospital representative to Buckinghamshire LDC and previous chair of Buckinghamshire MCN, and committee member of Thames Valley MCN. She is educational and clinical supervisor to StRs in Orthodontics.

Honorary Secretary

Dr Amelia Jerreat

Amelia Jerreat was appointed to her current position as an Orthodontic Consultant at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in 2007. She underwent orthodontic specialty training at Eastman Dental Institute from 2000 – 2003 and was awarded an MSc in Orthodontics followed by Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Edinburgh. Following further training at Cardiff University and Morriston Hospital, Wales she completed her Fellowship in Orthodontics in 2007. Amelia’s main interest is in teaching and is currently Educational Supervisor for their current trainee and TPD for the Post CCST trainees in the South West. Within the BOS she has held the role of Chair of the Publications Committee as well as a previous member of the COG committee.


Committee Treasurer

Dr 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.      

Meeting Secretary 

Dr Farnaz Parvizi

Awaiting biography 


Committee Member 


Dr Simon Watkinson 
BDS, DDS, MFDS RCS(Ed), MOrth RCS(Ed), FDS(Orth) RCS(Ed)


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

Committee Member

Mary McKnight  BDS Wales; DOrth; MSc; MOrth; FDS (Orth)

Professional interests: Complex malocclusions and multidisciplinary care; orthognathic surgery; craniofacial anomalies



Committee Member - BOS President 


Professor Jonathan Sandler 


Committee Member - BOS Secretary


Andrew DiBiase

Committee Member Northern Ireland Rep

Darren Johnston

Committee Member - Wales Rep

Joy Hickman 


Committee Member 


Farooq Ahmed


Committee Member 


Rhian Fitzgerald


Committee Member 


Paul Sharma 

Committee member - Scotland Rep

Bridget Doubleday

Committee member - Chair SAC

Jayne Harrison



Committee member - Chair UTG 


Norah Flannigan 


Committee member - Chair TGG


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