Executive Committee

Serena Banh

Serena is currently a graduate medical student at the University of Aberdeen. She earned both her B.Sc and M.Sc at McGill University in Montreal, Canada with her thesis on mechanism of embryo responses to teratological insult. After completing her Masters, Serena moved to Hong Kong where she worked as a clinical and research embryologist. Over her 9 years of training, Serena has collaborated with multiple research groups from USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Spain and the UK. Her research interests include birth defects and fetal development, and the subsequent health impact in adults.

Evelyne Kiu

Evelyne is currently a third year medical student at the University of Sheffield. She previously completed her Biochemistry degree at Imperial College London, where she gained experience in laboratory research and molecular biology. Evelyne has interests in academic medicine and is keen to get involved with projects. As NSAMR’s Secretary, Evelyne aims to efficiently manage NSAMR’s administration for the smooth running of the organisation. Outside of Medicine, Evelyne enjoys rock-climbing and the outdoors – and more so when the both are combined!

Claudia Shi Ya Lee
Finance Lead

Claudia is a second year medical student at University College London. Her research interests include cardiology and influenza epidemiology. As the Finance & Fundraising Lead, she aims to carry on the success of previous years and arrange monetary finances for the smooth running of NSAMR activities.

Ali Ansaripour
Research Lead

Ali is a final year medical student at King’s College London. He is currently undertaking an MSc in neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN). He has extensive experience in research, working on clinical trials prior to medical school and since starting medical school he has continued to be involved in both clinical and lab research, publishing work in international journals and presenting at national and international venues. In addition, he has received a number of scholarships and national recognitions and awards.

Jacqueline Moneke
Outreach Lead

Jacqueline is currently studying Medicine at Keele University and a passionate supporter of outreach and wider participation in the field. She hopes to make a substantial contribution to this area through her role at NSAMR.

Maria Charalambides
Events Lead

Maria was a NSAMR student Ambassador last year and found the experience very rewarding. She enjoyed being part of the NSAMR family and was particularly impressed by the dedication of past NSAMR committee members. Maria greatly values being part of another successful committee. One of her main goals is to widen access to and encourage medical student participation in academic research and conferences.

Stephanie Rees
Journal Lead

Stephanie has a keen interest in Cardiothoracic Surgery and research, and hopes to combine the two throughout her training. She has previously undertaken an intercalated BSC in Cardiovascular research, looking into the effect of hyperglycaemia on vascular tone, and hopes to further her knowledge and skills by undertaking a PhD in the future.

Melika Akhbari
Education Lead

Melika returns to the fourth year of medicine at The Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ School of Medical Education, King’s College London after having completed a Masters in Clinical Neuroscience at The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. She is an advocate of student involvement in academic medicine and endeavours to use her research experiences to sustain and develop the invaluable work of The NSAMR Education division.

Hamilton Morrin
IT Lead

Hamilton possesses an interest in the fields of neurology, psychiatry and digital health. He has completed an intercalated BSc in Medical Genetics, during which he acquired wet lab experience in cell culture maintenance, lentiviral vector transduction and qPCR. Currently he is involved in research into the genetic architecture of Lewy body dementia, as well as the neuroanatomy of deficit schizophrenia, with the intention of pursuing a PhD down the line.

Previous Committees

  • 2016-2017
  • 2015-2016
  • 2014-2015
  • 2013-2014

Chair | Robert Lundin
Societies | Ziyan Sheng
Finance | Edward Christopher
Research | Serena Banh
Events | Ben Cross
Outreach | Abhinav Mathur
Journal | Matthew Byrne
IT | Helen Jackson
Mentoring | Lewis Isaacs

Chair | Sophie Herbert
Secretary | Stuart O’Connor
Mentorship | Charles Badu-Boateng
Outreach | Sophie Herbert
Research | Robert Michael Lundin
Journal | Dinakshi Shah
IT & Website | Zi Yi Tew

Chair | Rory Piper
Secretary | Meghavi Mashar
Mentorship | Charles Badu-Boateng
Outreach | Sophie Herbert
IT & Website | Zi Yi Tew

Chair | Michael Mather
Secretary | Clark Russel