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Service Teams

For more detailed information on our individual service team staff that you may meet whilst at the Trust please select the service group below by filtering by the service category, or alternatively, please type in the name of the person you are looking for in the search box.

For further information on the team and the services they provide, please visit our Our Services section.

PortraitName, Job TitleProfessional Profile
no picture available Sharen Livingstone     Diabetes Specialist Dietician .
Sheeba Ehsan Sheeba Ehsan (Dr) Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr Ehsan gained her first degree in Biomedical sciences. She then went on to obtain a degree in psychology, with the British Psychological Society. She completed her Masters in Research methods at The University of Manchester. She studied for her Clinical Psychology Doctorate jointly at Staffordshire & Keele University. Following this, she has worked alongside the Video Telemetry Team here at Salford Royal. Her research included looking at the role of semantic memory impairments across neurological populations. She has worked with Professor Matthew Lambon Ralph and Professor Gus Baker on memory impairments in the epilepsy population. She has a keen interest in assessment and rehabilitation of memory and language impairments, the development of novel assessment tools and the utility of these within the clinical population. She has a number of publications resulting from work in this area.
Sonia Taylor Sonia Taylor Advanced MSK Practitioner Sonia qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1999 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and worked at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital before joining Salford Royal in 2001 specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. In 2010 she completed a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University and became a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Physiotherapists (MACP). Sonia is hydrotherapy team lead and currently works within the upper limb team. She has a specialist interest in rehabilitation of the upper limb and hydrotherapy in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.
no picture available Susan Wilson   Diabetes Specialist Nurse .
William Gregory William Gregory Highly Specialist Rheumatology Physiotherapist Will gained his BSc(Hons) from the University of Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 2001, he has since then been working at Salford Royal, becoming lead rheumatology physio in 2004. In this time, he has developed the service across many areas, and he has also completed an MSc in Physiotherapy (2013). He has been principle investigator on a scleroderma hand exercise study and contributes regularly to other research projects. He is involved as a medical advisor with charities for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma and Spondyloarthritis (Ankylosing Spondylitis), and works with local branches of the Osteoporosis and Fibromyalgia charities. He has developed the Salford Royal physiotherapy / graded exercise service for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and runs review services for Spondyloarthritis, Chronic MSK Pain (mostly Fibromyalgia) and Rheumatoid Arthritis. He teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to various members of the MDT at the Universities of Manchester, Central Lancashire and Keele. He has post-graduate qualifications in acupuncture, injection therapy, non-medical prescribing and hydrotherapy.
Abdul Lalkhen Abdul Lalkhen (Dr) Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthesia, Clinical Lead for Spinal Cord Stimulator Service Abdul obtained his primary medical qualification at the University of Cape Town graduating with First Class Honors. He spent two years working in South Africa before completing his initial training in Anaesthetics at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Subsequent to this he trained in Anaesthesia in Manchester obtaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2004.  During his Advanced Pain Medicine Training Abdul successfully sat the Diploma in Pain Medicine in 2007. In 2008 he obtained entry to the Faculty of Pain Medicine as a Fellow. Abdul leads the Spinal Cord Stimulator Service and is also responsible for medical education within the Pain Centre. He is also a Foundation Programme Tutor and an Honorary Lecturer at the Universities of Manchester and Salford.
dr a mrasland Alexander M Marsland (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist and Urticaria Specialist, Honorary Lecturer University of Manchester

Dr Marsland attended schools in Manchester before going to Edinburgh University to study medicine. He undertook postgraduate medical training in Edinburgh and in the Hammersmith Hospital, London. He has received formal training in the dermatology units in Edinburgh and Manchester.


Dr Marsland undertook a one year fellowship in the Allergy depatment of  the Medical University of South Carolina, a world-renowned centre for urticaria research and treatment. Dr Marsland has developed a successful tertiary urticaria clinic here at Salford which attracts referrals from across the region and beyond, and supports ongoing research. He is a member of the North West Allergy and Clinical Immunology Strategy Board and leads on the subject of urticaria.


He is a member of Faculty of F1000 Medicine, an internet based post-peer review resource that recommends important research papers. He is also asked to referee articles for respected journals including the British Medical Journal group, Clinical and Experimental Allergy and Clinical and Experimental Dermatology.


Dr Marsland enjoys all aspects of general dermatology and has an interest in diagnosing and treating skin cancer and is part of the skin cancer multidisciplinary team. He aims to provide comprehensive, holistic, personalised care in a dignified and safe environment for all patients from cradle to grave.

Angela Leonard Angela Leonard Specialist Pain Nurse, Lead nurse for Spinal Cord Stimulator Service  Angela qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1984 and then as a Registered Midwife in 1987. She has worked in medicine and midwifery until her career break in 1989. On her return she worked as a theatre nurse for 5 years until she took up post as an Acute Pain Nurse Specialist at Central Manchester Hospitals in 1995.  She has continued her personal development by gaining a BSc (Hons) in Nursing in 1999 and then an MSc in Pain Management in 2007. A career move to the Manchester and Salford Pain Centre in 2006 has enabled her to utilise her experience for a wider group of patients and she has developed a special interest in Neuromodulation.  She is currently Nurse Lead for patients undergoing Spinal Cord Stimulation.
Antony Thomas Antony Thomas (Dr) Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia

Areas of interest:

  • Patient safety


Additional Roles:

  • Member ICS Standards Committee and

  • RCA Data Intelligence Groups.

Catherine Waite Catherine Waite Upper Limb Therapist

Catherine qualified from Salford University in 2001 with a BSc(Hons) in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in the NHS since then, specialising in upper limb therapy since 2005. In 2008 she completed a Post-graduate Certificate in Hand Therapy and subsequently achieved accreditation with the British Association of Hand Therapists.


She is currently extending her skill base to include injection therapy and is completing an MSc in Advanced Practice. Catherine works within the MSK CATS service and the upper limb service at Salford Royal.

Charles Sherrington Charles Sherrington (Dr) Consultant

Dr Charles Sherrington qualified in Liverpool in 1988 and trained in Neurology and Stroke at the Walton Centre in Liverpool, Oxford and Leeds. He has been a consultant at the Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre since 1998 and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.


He is the clinical lead for Stroke and has been integral in developing the Greater Manchester Stroke Network and stroke pathway and establishing the Comprehensive Stroke centre at Salford Royal.


He is also the Training Program director for Stroke Medicine for the Northwestern Deanery and sits on the Royal College of Physicians Standing Advisory Committee.  


He lives in Salford with his two children and likes to play tennis in his spare time.

Dr Chris Douglass Chris Douglass (Dr) Consultant, Audit Lead

Dr Chris Douglass qualified in 1999 from Oxford University and completed his medical training in Gloucestershire and speciality training in Sheffield before becoming a Consultant Neurologist in Salford in 2009.


His main areas of interest are stroke, functional neurological disorders and motor neurone disease.


He is an Honorary Consultant at Tameside Hospital where he provides outpatient clinics and inpatient consultations and is a member of their National Service Framework committee for Long Term Conditions.


He is also on the consultant on call rota for the Comprehensive Stroke Centre at Salford Royal providing hyperacute stroke care for Greater Manchester.


He is currently the audit lead for the neurology department.

Professor Griffiths Christopher Griffiths (Prof) Foundation Professor of Dermatology University of Manchester

Professor Griffiths, BSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, is Foundation Professor of Dermatology at the University of Manchester and Director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre. He qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London University and gained his MD also from London University.  He trained in dermatology at St Mary’s Hospital, London and the University of Michigan.


He developed the “hub-and-spoke” model of dermatology services for Greater Manchester; and introduced a multidisciplinary clinic for severe psoriasis – the Manchester Psoriasis Service – which was awarded the Hospital Doctor Dermatology Team of the Year Award in 2002.  Named lectureships include the 2006 Sydney Watson Smith lecture at RCP Edinburgh and 2007 Parkes Weber lecture at RCP London. He is President of the European Dermatology Forum, and co-founder of the International Psoriasis Council. In 2009 he received the lifetime achievement award from the American Skin Association. He is also a Past-President of the British Association of Dermatologists and a past Chairman of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology. 


Professor Griffiths is on the editorial boards of 8 scientific journals, and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology; author of 400 full articles and 150 book chapters, reviews and letters in scientific journals; and a co-editor of Rook’s Textbook. He has long-standing research interests in all aspects of psoriasis.


Professor Griffiths is a frequent fundraiser for the British Skin Foundation- last year raising over £31,000 for this worthwhile cause. Chris lives in Cheshire, with his wife and two children.

Craig Smith Craig Smith (Dr) Consultant, Governance Lead

Dr Smith received his undergraduate training at the University of Manchester. His postgraduate training followed in Greater Manchester, including a Stroke Association Training Fellowship in Stroke Medicine at Salford Royal.  He recieved his MD from the University of Manchester following a period of research at SRFT. 


His areas of clinical interest are in the management of acute stroke, including intravenous and intra-arterial thrombolysis; younger patients with stroke; complex cervical/ intra-cranial atheromatous disease; cardioembolic stroke, including patent formaen ovale.


He is currently the clinical governance lead for stroke and the stroke lead/ liaison for neurocritical care, neuroimaging and hyperacute intra-arterial intervention. He is also a member of the Brain Injury Research Group at the University of Manchester, with particular interests and activity in the field of inflammation and infection in cerebrovascular disease.

no image available D A Fitzgerald (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

University of St Andrews 1980-83. University of Manchester 1983-86. Fellowship at Yale University 1996-7.


Dr Fitzgerald is the Chair of the Salford Local Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team and the clinical lead at Bury’s Dermatology Service.

Danielle Bowden Danielle Bowden Assistant Psychologist

Danielle gained her Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in Psychology at the University of Salford, graduating in 2008.


Danielle has worked with clients who have been Victims of crime. From this she has worked on an Intermediate Neuro Rehabilitation Unit in Trafford as a Rehab Assistant, working with a wide range of patients with complex neurological conditions.

no image available Danielle Copeland (Dr) Physiotherapist

Dr Copeland attended St Gregor'ys High School in Warrington to complete her GCSEs before progressing onto Carmel College in St Helens where she achieved A-levels in Biology, Physical Education, Combined English and General Studies.  She then completed a BSc honours degree in Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University obtaining a 2:1. 


Since qualifying as a physiotherapist she returned to complete a postgraduate certificate in respiratory physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University.

no picture available Dominic Slade (Mr) Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Dominic Slade is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon who has subspecialised in intestinal failure surgery at Salford Royal since appointment in 2006. 


His undergraduate training was in Birmingham followed by basic and higher surgical training in Manchester and the North West of England. He spent a year of his higher surgical training as a Specialist Registrar at Salford Royal intimately involved in the management of patients with intestinal failure.


He is an enthusiatic trainer and is a CCrISP course instructor. He has written articles on the management of intestinal failure and teaches on the North West Higher Surgical training programme on this and related subjects.


Dominic has a broad colorectal and general surgical practice incorporating laparoscopic colorectal surgery for benign and malignant disease, as well as surgery for intestinal fistulas, complex Crohn's disease and abdominal wall hernias. 

Emma McMullen Emma McMullen (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr McMullen studied in Manchester and has been the clinical lead for inpatient dermatology since April 2009. She has been involved in both under- and postgraduate medical education for over 10 years.


Dr McMullen has been at Salford Royal since 2003 and has been involved with various aspects of dermatology research since then.  Her main areas of interest are management of severe skin conditions and inpatient dermatology along with nutrition and its impact on the skin.


Emma’s hobbies include yoga, running, travel, skiing and reading. She currently lives in South Manchester.

Gemma Wall Gemma Wall (Dr) Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr Wall gained her Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology (PGDip) at the University of Nottingham (Distinction).  She gained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at the University of Liverpool.


She gained qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN) in 2010 as a post-doctoral specialist qualification which is awarded by the Division of Neuropsychology (British Psychological Society) that identifies expertise in field of neuropsychology.


Dr Wall has been involved in setting up residential rehabiltation services for people with acquired brain injury and systems to evaluate the outcomes of these services.


Dr Wall has a number of publications relating to neuropsychology projects. She is currently involved in studies considering patient and family experiences of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation and pituitary tumour; and a study evaluating the use of imaging in brain surgery.

Iain David Anderson Ian Anderson (Mr) Consultant Surgeon

Iain Anderson has been a Consultant Surgeon since 1995. He trained in in both Manchester and Edinburgh under Professors Sir Miles Irving and Sir David Carter. As a trainee he visted specialist centres abroad and received several national awards including a Hunterian professorship for studies of abdominal infection.


He has given invited presentations around the world on topics such as abdominal sepsis, critical care, intestinal fistula and failure.  He has been a visiting professor in Hong Kong and principal guest speaker at the Australasian and Glasgow colleges of Surgeons.


Iain is a committed trainer and has been Tutor in Surgical Critical Care at the Royal College of Surgeons of England where he led the establishment of the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) course. This course is now truly global with over 50 centres in the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong and Australia and has trained over 16000 junior surgeons in the management of surgical critical illness.


Iain has a broad colorectal practice from intestinal fistulae to abdominal wall reconstruction and complex inflammatory bowel disease.

no image available Jane Wainwright (Dr) Consultant

Dr Jane Wainwright graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 1992. She completed her medical training in Liverpool and Edinburgh before moving to King's College Hospital, London to undertake research. Her doctorate on carotid artery disease was awarded in 1999. She completed her specialist training in Neurology and Stroke in Glasgow, London and Manchester, being appointed to the post of Consultant Neurologist in 2005.


Her main interests are in cerebrovascular disease, particularly cervical artery dissection and arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and she has published research in cerebrovascular disease.  She is the Lead Clinician for Salford Royal's Hyperacute Stroke Research Centre.


She lives in Salford and enjoys hill walking, the cinema and travelling.

Janice Ferguson Janice Ferguson (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Ferguson studied at Queens University Belfast with further studies in Edinburgh and at the University of Manchester before her post graduate training in dermatology at Salford Royal.


She has worked at Salford Royal for 16 years providing laser services for skin conditions and general dermatology services.  She is an active participant in registrar teaching of specialist registrars and work across Greater Manchester providing a wide range of services for patients. 


Dr Feruson works closely with consultant colleagues, GPSI and specialist nurses and plastic surgery colleagues to ensure that patients get the best possible care.


For her research and scientific achievements she did a laboratory-based Phd. at the University of Manchester and Christie Hospital. She has also been involved in mainly clinical projects since then, collaborating with colleagues doing lab reseach or clinical trials. She is currently participating in a laser study on scleroderma patients with Dr Herrick in Rheumatology and less formally with Mr Willat on HHT patients.


Outside of work Dr Ferguson enjoys walking in the hills of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and the Lake District.  She lives in Stockport with her husband and three children.

John Mosley John Mosley Advanced Practitioner/ Physiotherapist John has gained many qualifications in physiotherapy including BSc Hons in Physiotherapy and MSc Advanced Pracitioner.
Jonathan Greenbaum Jonathan Greenbaum (Dr) Consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthesia

Areas of interest:

  • Patient safety,

  • Efficient working systems,

  • Critical care website,

  • Evidence based medicine,

  • Trauma care,

  • Clinical ultrasound and

  • Anaesthesia for GI surgery.


Additional Roles:

  • Clinical Governance Lead for ICU,

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester.