Committee Members

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Dr Anastasia Alcock

APEM representative on the Intercollegiate & Committee for Standards for Children in Emergency Care Settings
Ana is a PEM consultant in London. She actively supports both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has a particular focus on Simulation. When not working she loves long walks up in North Norfolk along the beaches and time with family and friends.


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Dr Jane Bayreuther

Chair of APEM

I am a paediatric ED consultant from a paediatric background. I am a fellow of the royal college of paediatrics and child health. I am a START assessor and teach on both APLS and ATLS. I trained in Southampton and have returned to Southampton as a consultant after a spell in Australia and London. I have had a locum consultant post at St Thomas’ and a previous substantive consultant post at University Hospital Lewisham. I was in the first cohort of paediatric emergency medicine grid trainees and have been proud to be a part of our evolving speciality.

I have played an active part in the APEM executive committee for many years, having previously been treasurer.
I hope to help APEM be able to help doctors working in Tertiary hospitals and district general hospitals deliver excellent care to children in their emergency departments – be they stand alone units, collocated units, units under paediatric or emergency care governance, or both!


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Dr Charlotte Clements

APEM Secretary

Charlotte is a consultant in the paediatric emergency department at North Middlesex Hospital, North Central London. She is interested in QI and service development, often pondering how to influence system wide changes to improve acute and urgent care for children & young people. Outside of work, when she is not chasing after her terrorist toddler she enjoys catching up with friends and family over delicious food and wine.


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Dr Jane Evans

APEM RCEM Representative


Jane is an EM and PEM consultant at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. She is a fellow and current council member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

She believes that PEM is a fantastic and rewarding specialty and is passionate about supporting clinicians deliver the best possible care for children.

She loves her family, a good cup of tea, sunshine and the big open skies of Norfolk.


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Dr Sylvester Gomes

APEM Website manager


Sylvester is a Paediatric Emergency Medicine consultant at the Evelina London. He has an interest in PEM research, especially in the field of data analytics and data science. He loves to burn rubber on the tarmac, heel toeing through hairy bends when not flying his model planes.

For any website related queries, please get in touch.


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Dr David James

Outgoing APEM Treasurer


David is a paediatric emergency medicine consultant with particular interests in adolescent health and PEM training. When he isn’t counting the APEM pennies he can generally be found out on his bike. Any issues with membership fees please get in touch:


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Dr Michaela "Miki" Lazner

APEM guidelines representative


Miki is a Children’s Emergency Department Consultant at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton. She has a passion for all things guidelines-related and is her Trust’s Paediatric Clinical Guidelines Lead. She particularly enjoys the cross-specialty and multi-disciplinary work that guideline development affords, as she loves to get together with people and have a good natter! Her other special interests at work include trainee mentorship and paediatric trauma, and she is currently the Paediatric Trauma Lead for the Sussex Trauma Network.
When Miki is not at work she will usually be doing something geeky like computer or role playing games, and enjoying a fancy beer.


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Dr Michael Malley

APEM treasurer.

Michael is a Consultant in Paeds ED at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

He's passionate about undergraduate medical training and global health, having worked in Iraq, Sudan, Niger and Myanmar with MSF and the RCPCH.


Feel free to get in touch with Michael any time regarding APEM bursaries, membership issues or pretty much anything you think he might be able to help with! He's a new consultant so feel free to get in touch thinking about consultant interviews/stepping up or the end of training as it's very fresh in his mind!


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Dr Rachael Mitchell

APEM Events Organiser


Rachael is a Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant at King’s. She has a passion for all things education and is always looking for innovative new ways to distil information. She is mainly fuelled by coffee, cake and bubbles - in any order!
Outside of work, Rachael enjoys exercise and spending time with friends and family. She is the Events Organiser for APEM and would love to be contacted if you have an idea for a PEM event or would want to be involved in one!


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Dr Niall Mullen



Niall is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Sunderland Royal Hospital . He is an accidental clinical researcher having joined the PERUKI Research Steering Committee at its inception. He is the PERUKI site lead for Sunderland and a recent graduate of the North East’s Green Shoots Research Programme. His other main interest is simulation based medical education and he is the RCPCH Simulation lead for the North East. When not working or playing with dolls he obsesses over the (mis)fortunes of Liverpool Football Club and unsuccessfully tries to get his two children to do the same. He is also devilishly handsome, great with kids & loves his mum.


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Mrs Kirsti Soanes

APEM ANP/ENP/Nurse Liaison Representative


Kirsti's current role is as the Lead Consultant ACP with a clinical background in PEM and General Paediatrics, at University Hospitals of Birmingham NHSFT. She is based mainly at Heartlands Hospital. She is the Trust Lead for Advanced Practice. She had a very traditional route from nursing, to being an ENP and then ACP 14 years ago and has worked at Leicester, Derby and Birmingham Children’s Hospital over that time. She is passionate about banging the drum for children in a large mixed Trust. She is on Twitter as @KirstiSoanes – quite political just as a warning! She lives in lovely Warwickshire with her family and springer spaniel (also called Anna!).


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Dr Julia Surridge

Outgoing Chair of APEM


Julia is a Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant, and Clinical Lead at the Children's Emergency Dept of the Royal Derby Hospital. She describes herself as a passionate educator, enthusiastic in all things related to Major Incident training and loves to eat chocolate.


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Dr Katie Tran

APEM RCEM trainee rep


Katie is an ST5 Emergency Medicine trainee in West Yorkshire, currently in a subspecialty PEM training post in Leeds. She has an interest in medical education and simulation. Katie is the RCEM trainee rep on the APEM committee, so please get in touch if you have any ideas or questions about PEM training.