Advancing paediatric surgery through education and research

About the Research Committee

Chair of Research Committee: Paul Johnson

The current composition of the Research Committee is:

  • Prof. Paul Johnson (Oxford) – Chairperson
  • Professor Mark Davenport (King’s College London)
  • Professor Paul Losty (Liverpool)
  • Professor Paolo De Coppi (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health)
  • Mr Michael Stanton (Southampton)
  • Mr Jonathan Sutcliffe (Leeds)

The roles of the Research Committee are:

  1. to help in the organisation of the Annual Congress including organisation of abstract scoring, providing input into the Programme Committee and planning of the programme including Symposia
  2. to organise selection of BAPS/RCS Fellowship(s)
  3. to advise on the suitability and design of surveys and other studies to be sent to the membership
  4. to help in the selection of topics for BAPS-CASS studies
  5. to advise on other research-related matters as appropriate

Guidelines for surveys and other studies to be sent to the BAPS Membership

In order not to overburden the BAPS membership with surveys that are poorly designed, we often request modifications for surveys and studies before they are approved and sent out. This process is overseen by Mr Mike Stanton and Professor Paul Johnson. We request that it is only fair that where the membership has contributed to study or survey, the membership should also receive feedback on the results and this can be best made in the form of an abstract submission to the next annual congress. Where a study has received externally peer-reviewed funding and the group wishing to send out a study are able to provide evidence for this, we will not duplicate the review process and such studies will receive automatic endorsement.

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