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We are grateful for the very strong and committed team of individuals acting as the backbone of the Society. If you would like to get in touch with a BSPED Committee, please contact the BSPED Office in the first instance. If you would like to be more involved with the BSPED, please visit our Vacancies Page.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the strategic aims of the Society, financial planning, liaison with the Department of Health, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Society for Endocrinology. The committee is comprised of three elected Executive Officers: the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and meets four times per year. The Executive Officers provide representation at the Clinical Committee, the Programme Organising Committee and the Clinical Studies/Research Groups.


Tabitha Randell, Nottingham


Melanie Kershaw, Birmingham


Fiona Regan, London


Talat Mushtaq, Leeds


Senthil Senniappan, Liverpool


Clinical Committee

The Clinical Committee was established in 2009 to respond and give opinion on matters in clinical paediatric endocrinology and diabetes. The Committee also develops guidelines for optimal management of children with diabetes and endocrine disorders, participates in the development and maintenance of national audit, facilitates peer-review of paediatric endocrine centres to improve patient care and provides an interface with patient support groups. The Committee meets 4 times per year.

Chair Jarod Wong, Glasgow
Diabetes Officer Rachel Besser, Oxford
Digital and Information Officer Sarah McCarrison, Glasgow
Clinical Guidelines Officer Melanie Kershaw, Birmingham
Audit and Peer Review Officer Guftar Shaikh, Glasgow
District General Hospital Officer Ewa Lichtarowicz-Krynska, London
Clinical Standards Officer Pooja Sachdev, Nottingham
Nursing Officer Christine Desmond, Southampton
Diabetes Nurse and AHP Officer

Rachel Wright, Nottingham (Nurse)

Nabil Boulos, Southampton (Pharmacist)

Trainee Representative
Katherine Hawton, Bristol

 Clinical Committee Remit (236 kb)

The clinical content of the website, newsletter and social media engagement falls under the remit of the Clinical Committee. An Online Communication Strategy has been formulated to increase engagement across the membership, provide a platform for guidance, advice and news and promote high quality training and professional development opportunities. If you would like to stay up to date with BSPED news through social media, and aren't already a Twitter user, then the BSPED guidance for joining Twitter document can help you connect.


Programme Organising Committee

The Programme Organising Committee is responsible for the planning and organisation of the annual BSPED meeting. The Committee comprises a Chair, the local organiser/convenor, the local organiser of the forthcoming and previous meetings, endocrine nurse representative, the CME Officer and Executive representation.

Chair Renuka Dias, Birmingham
Previous Chair Senthil Senniappan, Liverpool
2024 Convenor Guftar Shaikh, Glasgow
2023 Convenor Mars Skae, Manchester
2025 Convenor Paul Dimitri, Sheffield
CME Officer Dinesh Giri, Bristol
Executive Committee Representative Tabitha Randell, Nottingham
Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Representatives Peter Laing, Liverpool
Karen Thompson, Belfast


BSPED Awards Committee

Awards Committee Chair Nadia Amin, Leeds
BSPED Chair Tabitha Randell, Nottingham
BSPED Secretary Melanie Kershaw, Birmingham
BSPED Treasurer Fiona Regan, London
BSPED Clinical Committee Chair Jarod Wong, Glasgow
BSPED Chair-elect Talat Mushtaq, Leeds
BSPED Secretary-elect Senthil Senniappan, Liverpool


Other BSPED Representatives

BSPED Endocrine Nurse Representatives Peter Laing, Liverpool
Karen Thompson, Belfast
BSPED CME Officer / RCPCH Academic Liaison Officer Dinesh Giri, Bristol
BSPED Clinical Trials Leads May Ng, Liverpool (Diabetes)
Indi Banerjee, Manchester (Endocrine)
RCPCH CSAC Chairs (job share)

Dinesh Giri, Bristol

Zainaba Mohamed, Birmingham

CSAC Trainee Representatives Salma Ali, Glasgow (maternity leave)
Katherine Hawton, Bristol (Grid)
Adrenal and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Special Interest Group Coordinator Nils Krone, Sheffield
Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) Special Interest Group Coordinator Zainaba Mohamed, Birmingham
CYP Type 2 Diabetes Special Interest Group Coordinator

Pooja Sachdev, Nottingham

Suma Uday, Birmingham

Growth Disorders Special Interest Group Coordinator Helen Storr, London
Hypothalamic Pituitary Tumours (HPAT) Special Interest Group Coordinator

Paul Dimitri, Rotherham and

Hoong-Wei Gan, London

Thyroid Special Interest Group Coordinator Tim Cheetham, Newcastle and Catherine Peters, London
ACDC Chair Fiona Regan, London