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Meet the team

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
Justin Roberts Justin Roberts (Dr) Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia

Areas of interest:

  • Education,

  • Medical equipment,

  • Quality improvement strategies,

  • ICU delirium,

  • Neuro-critical care and anaesthesia,

  • Trauma.


Additional Roles:

  • ICM faculty tutor,

  • ICM STC educational lead,

  • Equipment lead and

  • Mandatory training.

no image available Karen McClean Specialist Breast Care Physiotherapist

Karen graduated as a Physiotherapist from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006 and since then have worked for Salford Royal. She has started her training to become a Lymphoedema Key Worker in September 2011 at the University of Central Lancashire.


Her current role is providing a Specialist Physiotherapist Service for breast cancer patients, throughout all stages of their treatment pathway. This involves input pre-operatively, post-operatively, throughout chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and also to address any late-effects of treatment.   She also provides the Physiotherapy Service for the 'Christies at Salford' Radiotherapy Centre.


Karen started a Masters in Research at the University of Central Lancashire in April 2011, the aim of which is to explore the physiotherapeutic needs of breast cancer patients.


When not in work Karen is a 'Move for Health' Champion, which involves promoting healthy living and active lifestyles to all residents of Salford.

no picture available Lindsay Harper Principle Pharmacist

Lindsay Harper is a Clinical Pharmacist who has worked with the intestinal rehabilitation team for 12 years. On an average day Lindsay will sort TPN prescriptions for 25 in-patients and 160 home TPN patients.


Over the years Lindsay has developed experience in drug administration in short bowel syndrome. Lindsay has been the Clinical Pharmacist on expert panels at BAPEN and has submitted a number of posters on intestinal failure. Lindsay was one of the authors of the BAPEN sponsored book "Nutritional support for adults and children - a handbook for hospital practice" edited by Tim Bowling.


Lindsay is the Principal Pharmacist at Salford Royal and works for one day a week as Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the Pharmacy Practice Department at the University of Manchester.

Mary Judge Mary Judge (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Judge graduated in Medicine from University College, Dublin and also has a Diploma in Child Health. After graduating Dr Judge trained in dermatology at St Thomas' Hospital, London and in paediatric dermatology at Great Ormond St Hospital.


Dr Judge set up the paediatric dermatology service for Salford and Greater Manchester. She has written textbook chapters and is a peer reviewer for dermatology journals. Dr Judge is also an advisor to patient support groups and a specialty tutor to dermatology trainees at Salford Royal.


Dr Judge is currently completing her MD thesis on the clinical classification, genetics and metabolic defects in the genetic ichthyoses. Her clinical research interests include eczema and skin therapies. She is also an invited lecturer at National Dermatology meetings and presents at international dermatology meetings.


Mary lives in Sale and enjoys gardening and staying fit – playing tennis, running (10K) and skiing. She is also learning to play the piano.

no image available Matt Lakin-Hall Highly Specialist MSK Physiotherapist

Matt has gained the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 2:1 qualification in Physiotherapy.


When not in work Matt enjoys playing hockey.

Matthew Harries Matthew Harries (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Harries qualified from Leeds University and is originally from Leicestershire. He completed general medical training in Yorkshire before specializing in Dermatology in Manchester.


His main interest is in hair and scalp disorders, in particular the cicatricial (“scarring”) alopecias. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Manchester studying the hair immune system in lichen planopilaris. He has also spent time as a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Lübeck in Germany. He is a member of the British Hair and Nail Group and provides medical support to the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation-sponsored patient support group in Manchester.  


He currently lives in Cheshire with his wife, two children and two dogs.

Minal Singh Minal Singh (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Lecturer

Dr Singh has an extensive medical background working at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Salford Royal.


She is the Medical Education Lead for the undergraduate programme in Dermatology, ENT and Ophthalomology for Mancheser Medical School. 


She lives in Manchester and enjoys cermaics in her spare time.

Neil Oxborrow Neil J Oxborrow (Mr) Lead for Consultant Rotas

Mr Oxborrow was trained in Leeds and Manchester undergoing the National Spinal Fellowship in Leeds and before completing his training in Manchester.


He has been a consultant at Salford Royal since 2003, and is currently clinical lead at the children’s hospital.

Nick Lees Nicholas Lees (Mr) Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Nick Lees is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and has been involved in Intestinal Failure surgery at Salford Royal NHS for more than five years.


His undergraduate training was at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and much of his postgraduate surgical training has been in the North West of England.  In 2005 he was elected to the Council of The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.


He is the Lead Clinician for Colorectal Cancer at Salford Royal. He has numerous publications in the field of colorectal carcinogenesis and undertakes research in the field of surgical critical care. He undertakes lectures on the management of Intestinal Failure to surgical trainees both in the UK and overseas.


In addition to undertaking intestinal reconstructive surgery at Salford Royal and elsewhere in the UK, he has provided advice on the management of patients from around the UK as well as North America.

dr o'donoghe Nuala O’Donoghue (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Nuala O’Donoghue qualified from Glasgow University, and is originally from Manchester. 


She trained in dermatology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London. She was appointed as a consultant dermatologist to St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, London in 2007 where she was lead for skin cancer. 


She then moved back to the North and was appointed to Salford Royal Foundation Trust as Consultant Dermatologist and Consultant Teaching Fellow in 2010. 


Her main interests are general dermatology, skin cancer,  urticaria, undergraduate - and postgraduate - dermatology education. 

Paul Ferris Paul Ferris (Dr) Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia

Areas of interest:

  • Education,

  • Quality improvement,

  • Neuro-critical care,

  • ECHO/US in critical care,

  • Renal replacement therapy in critical care and 

  • Neuroanaesthesia.


Additional Roles:

  • Educational supervisor and

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Manchester.

no image available Pippa Tyrrell (Dr) Consultant Stroke Physician and Senior Lecturer in Stroke

Dr Pippa Tyrrell was educated at the University of Cambridge and The London Hospital Medical College.   She has held several positions starting with Junior hospital posts in medicine and neurology at St Bartholomew's Hospital and the University Hospital in Geneva and Registrar posts at St Mary's Hospital London. 


She was a research fellow at National Hospital for Neurology and MRC Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital and a Senior registrar posts in Charing Cross Hospital London and Salford Royal.


Dr Tyrrell was the first Stroke Physician appointed in Manchester in 1995, and built up the stroke service in Salford. We opened our Acute Stroke Unit in 2004 and became the Comprehensive Stroke Centre for Greater Manchester in 2008. She is an Associate Director of the Royal College of Physicians Stroke programme and takes on responsibility for the National Stroke Audit.


She is a Senior lecturer in the University of Manchester and leads a multidisciplinary research group. Her interests include the role of inflammatory modulation in cerebral ischaemia and subarachnoid haemorrhage, and stroke rehabilitation studies. She leads the Manchester stroke implementation CLAHRC and she is the Clinical Lead for the NW Stroke Local Research Network.


She lives in Cheshire with her family, tending to her allotment and looking after her chickens. She reads a lot, enjoys the theatre, and is involved in developing a community orchard.

no image available Rebecca Grue (Dr) Consultant

Dr Rebecca Grue graduated from Manchester Medical School in 2000 and also has a BSc in medical genetics. She is Workforce Development lead for the Greater Manchester Stroke Network, involving organising training and development for stroke professionals in the region.


She is a consultant in Acute Medicine and Stroke, with a background in Internal Medicine, Elderly Care and subspecialty training in Stroke.

dr warren Richard Warren (Dr) Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Richard Warren graduated from Liverpool University with a first 

class honours degree in Pharmacology and gained his Medical degree, 

with honours, one year later. He has been working in Dermatology for a 

decade, the last five years of which have involved time in dermatology 

research. His main area of interest is in the treatment of severe 

inflammatory skin disease, especially psoriasis. 


He is a consultant  in the world renowned psoriasis clinic and in the last 12 months has established a new combined clinic with Dr Hector Chinoy, a Consultant  Rheumatologist at SRFT, for patients with severe psoriasis and  psoriatic arthritis. He sits on a  number of national committees, including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence  guideline group for psoriasis. For his research into psoriasis he has received national and international awards. He is regularly invited to speak at major dermatology congresses and publishes frequently in the  European Literature.

Sean Loughran Sean Loughran (Mr) Consultant ENT Surgeon & Clinical Lead for ENT

Mr Loughran has been a consultant ENT surgeon at Salford Royal, Manchester Royal Infirmary and honorary consultant at Christie hospital for the last 6 years.  His interest is in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer and thyroid cancer.  He trained in Newcastle, London and Glasgow and eventually undertook a nationally appointed head and neck cancer fellowship in his final year of training. He was awarded the gold medal in his final specialty examination for gaining the highest marks in the national exam.


Mr Loughran has a weekly neck lump clinic for neck and thyroid lumps.  This clinic provides a one stop service with immediate examination, ultrasound and same day cytology testing.  The clinic is also attended by a head and neck nurse specialist, speech therapist and dietitian.  Thyroid surgery is performed at Salford Royal hospital, however, major head and neck surgery is performed at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Simon Freeman Simon Freeman (Mr) Consultant ENT Surgeon

Mr Freeman qualified from Manchester University in 1995 having also completed a BSc (Hons) in Experimental Immunology and Oncology in 1993. He passed the Diploma of Laryngology and Otology in 2001. He gained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1999 and was admitted as a Fellow in 2006, having completed the Intercollegiate examination in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He achieved his Certificate for Completion of Training in Otolaryngology in 2007. He is currently undertaking an MPhil at Manchester University.


He has undertaken advanced fellowships in Otology, Neurotology, Cochlear Implantation and Skull base Surgery, with Professor Gibson in Sydney and then with Professor Ramsden in Manchester. He was appointed as a locum Consultant in September 2008 and then as a substantive Consultant May 2009 jointly at Salford Royal and Central Manchester Foundation Trust. He was appointed as the Clinical Lead for the Manchester Auditory Implant Centre at Central Manchester Foundation Trust in November 2009.

Simon Lloyd Simon Lloyd (Mr) Consultant ENT Surgeon

Mr Lloyd trained in ENT surgery in London. He then undertook subspecialist training in skull base surgery in Cambridge and at leading centres in Europe and the United States. He is now a consultant Otolaryngologist at Salford Royal Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary.


His main area of interest is in the treatment of conditions of the ear and skull base. In addition, he has a particular interest in the management of disorders of balance and hearing including cochlear and auditory brainstem implantation. His skull base practice is based at Salford Royal Hospital, the largest centre for skull base surgery in the UK, where he works closely with ENT and neurosurgical colleagues to ensure optimum outcomes for patients.


His otology, balance and cochlear implant practice is based at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. He has an MPhil in Neurosciences from Cambridge University and has research interests in vestibular schwannoma growth, neurofibromatosis type 2 and Meniere’s disease. 

tim Tim Clayton (Dr) Consultant Paediatric and General Dermatologist Honorary Lecturer University of Manchester

Dr Tim Clayton is a children's skin specialist and the clinical lead for paediatric dermatology. He graduated from Liverpool University and trained as a paediatrician at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. He then worked as a paediatric registrar in New Zealand. He completed higher specialist training in Dermatology in Leeds in 2006. He then worked as a Paediatric Dermatologist in Dublin and Liverpool. Whilst working in Dublin he became involved in a number of studies looking at the genetics of atopic eczema. This research is now being continued in Manchester.


Dr Clayton is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. In 2005 he won an award for the best scientific paper and presentation at the British Society for Paediatric Dermatology (BSPD). His clinical interests include, vascular birthmarks, children's skin surgery, genetic skin disease, and eczema. Tim undertakes adult dermatology and skin cancer clinics on Fridays.


He lives in North Manchester with his wife and daughter. Outside of work Tim is an avid follower of his beloved Bury Football Club and plays a number of competitive sports. In his spare time Tim designs websites.

Tsui Ling Tsui Ling (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Tsui Ling qualified in 1992 at the Queen’s University of Belfast and obtained her membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997. She then trained as a Dermatologist in Greater Manchester and obtained her specialist training certificate in 2005.


She obtained an MD in Photodermatology with the University of Manchester in 2009. She has been a NHS consultant since 2005. She is currently a full time Consultant Dermatologist at the Salford Royal Foundation Trust, and has general Dermatology clinics in the Bury Dermatology Service at Radcliffe. She has been training and working as a Dermatologist in the Salford and Bury area since 1990.


Her area of specialist interest is in Photobiology and Phototherapy. She is a consultant at the Photobiology Unit and also the clinical lead for Phototherapy Services at Salford Royal Foundation Trust. She specialises in the treatment of various skin diseases with Phototherapy, as well as investigation, diagnosis and management of photosensitivity disorders, particularly Polymorphic Light Eruption. She has presented in various national and international meetings as well as published scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed various Dermatological journals, and contributed to Dermatology textbooks. She is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists and British Photodermatology Group. She is currently leading on writing the national guidelines for PUVA treatment (a form of Phototherapy).


She originates from Singapore and is proficient in Mandarin. She enjoys playing the piano and practices Tai-Chi. She lives with her husband (Associate Medical Director for Salford PCT) and twin children.

no picture available H Patel (Mr) Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Patel works as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Salford Royal.  His special interests include:

  • Vascular
no picture available J R S Leggate (Mr)                                Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Leggate works as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Salford Royal.  His special interests include:

  • Vascular 
  • Neuro-Oncology
no picture available A Abou-Zeid (Mr) Locum Consultant Neurosurgeon Mr Abou-Zeid trained in Neurosurgery in Cairo and completed a fellowship in spinal and pituitary surgery in Manchester. Spinal surgery became his subspecialty interest in addition to a general neurosurgery practice.
no picture available A Bhat (Mr) Specialty Doctor

Mr Bhat has been a Specialty Doctor at Salford Royal since June 2010.  His special interests include:

  • General neurosurgery

  • Spinal neurosurgery

no picture available A Sofat (Mr) Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Sofat was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in 1996 having completed his training at Queen Square and Kings College Hospital in London.  His special interests include:

  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Stereotaxy & Minimally Invasive Surgery
no picture available A T King (Mr) Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr King was appointed as consultant neurosurgeon in Manchester in 1998. His general neurosurgical practice, including degenerative spinal disease, is based at Salford Royal and includes a regular outpatient clinic at Macclesfield General Hospital. His subspecialty interest is skull base surgery and he is one of a team of clinicians, including 2 neurosurgeons and 2 ENT surgeons, in what is one of the largest skull base practices in the UK. The practice includes the management of acoustic neuromas and trigeminal neuralgia, caring for many patients each year and offering the full range of treatment options. It also involves being a member of the nationally funded Neurofibromatosis Type 2 multidisciplinary team, and the Manchester NF2 clinic is of the largest in the UK.


Mr King is currently President of the British Skull Base Society.  He has a significant research interest that has won grants from such prestigious organisations as the Medical Research Council for over £2 million. The research is  primarily into neurovascular disease, and is characterised by “bench to bedside” translational research. The research team includes a group of scientists from the University of Manchester, headed by Professor Nancy Rothwell FRS, and stroke medicine lead by Dr Pippa Tyrrell.