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Mark Prescott

Mark Prescott MB Chb FRCS (Edin) FCEM Emergency Medicine Consultant (retired) Major Trauma and International Disaster Medicine Specialist

Mark graduated in Medicine from University of Dundee and has significant and varied experience in A&E, Otheropaedics and General Surgery and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Mark single-handedly led the A&E Department and emergency service for Shropshire and Mid Wales as their first Consultant, and rolled out specialist training programmes and initiatives. He was subsequently was invited to transfer to North Staffordshire Hospital in Stoke to develop a Pilot Trauma Centre for study by the Department of Health (DOH). He also worked with the DOH developing the NHS response to Chemical contamination.

Whilst in Stoke Mark worked closely with Prof Tony Redmond and responded to various international conflict emergencies in Iran, Yugolslavia and Bosnia, and brings this experience and understanding of delivering the work of UK-Med skilfully, appropriately and safely. In addition to his role as trustee of UK-Med Mark works with Shrewsbury Food Hub Charity and is a photographer, bee-keeper and runs an allotment.

Professor Bertrand Taithe

Bertrand Taithe

Born in France, Bertrand studied at the Sorbonne with Professor Francois Crouzet and began his career as a historian of urban sociology. He later moved into the history of medicine and is particularly interested in the history of humanitarian aid.

Professor in Cultural History at the University of Manchester, Bertrand Taithe is a prolific author, Editor of the European Review of History, and Executive Director of the Humanitarian and Conflict Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester. HCRI combines the research interests of colleagues in the humanities and opens a dialogue with humanitarian workers and medical practitioners.

Philip Shuker

Philip Shuker

Together with Tony Redmond and Mark Prescott, Philip is an original Trustee of UK Med (as well as its predecessor SMART). As a solicitor (with nearly 40 years in legal practice), business consultant and freelance journalist he provides a variety of administrative, management & “non-medical” skills. He mentors and lectures for East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and is a North West Business Angel. Hobbies include singing, theatre, travel and dog walking.

Professor Alistair Ulph

Professor Alistair Ulph

Alistair is an environmental economist, and has held a number of senior management posts in Higher Education (Deputy Vice-Chancellor University of Southampton 1995-2001, Vice-President and Dean of Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester 2004-2010).

After retiring in September 2010 he was appointed to a (part-time) role as Associate Vice-President and Research Professor in the Sustainable Consumption Institute where he is involved in a number of research projects. As well as being Treasure of UK-Med he is Deputy Pro-Chancellor and a member of Council at the University of Keele and chairs the Board of Manchester University Press.

Harpreet Kohli

Harpreet Kohli

Harpreet retired as Director of Public Health in NHS Lanarkshire in 2017. Following GP vocational training, he trained in public health in Glasgow. He worked as a consultant in public health medicine in Lanarkshire from 1990 to 2001 focusing on screening programmes, alcohol and drug misuse services, and partnership working with local authorities.

He spent seven years as Medical Advisor in the Health Technology Board for Scotland (HTBS) and its successor body, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS). Harpreet returned to NHS Lanarkshire in 2008 as Director of Public Health and Health Policy including responsibility for information governance, resilience (emergency planning and business continuity), and leading the public health department. He is a member of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP).

He enjoys playing tennis and golf, watching Celtic FC, and walking the dog.