Trustees

 The Oxford Transplant Foundation is very proud to have the following Trustees:

Mrs Carol Bradford

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Carol Bradford is Trustee and Chair.  She is responsible for ensuring all legal documents pertaining to the Foundation are completed and submitted in a timely fashion and assisting with fundraising.

She has spent her career working in an administrative capacity within the NHS.  Her roles have included Personal Secretary and Practice Manager in General Practice.  She has some experience of organising meetings of various sizes.  Prior to retirement in 2014 Carol worked as Assistant to Professor Friend with whom she worked for 14 years. 

Professor Constantin Coussios

Constantin Coussios is the Director of the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering.  He received his BS, MEng and PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, was a tutorial fellow in engineering at Magdalen between 2004 and 2010 and was elected to the first statutory chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford in 2011, with special responsibility for drug delivery and therapeutic devices.

Together with Professor Peter Friend he was founder of the Oxford University spin-out OrganOx Ltd., which has developed a novel normothermic perfusion device for improved liver and kidney preservation prior to transplantation through to first-in-man trials and first sales.  In 2014, he co-founded OxSonics Ltd., which is developing a new generation of ultrasound-based medical devices for drug delivery and minimally invasive surgery.

 

 

Professor Peter Friend

Professor Friend is a Trustee and Company Seretary. He studied medicine at Cambridge and St Thomas’s Hospital and after qualifying trained as a surgeon in London and Cambridge before undertaking a period of research at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Sir Roy Calne.

In 1988 he was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Surgery at Indiana University Medical Center, USA, where he was responsible for initiating a programme of liver transplantation.  He returned to the UK in 1989 to take up the post of University Lecturer (Honorary Consultant) in the University Department of Surgery at Cambridge. He was the Clinical Director of the Cambridge Transplant Unit and also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Medicine at Magdalene College, Cambridge. 

In 1999 he was appointed to the post of Professor of Transplantation at the University of Oxford and Consultant Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.  At that time he was also appointed Director of the Oxford Transplant Centre. 

Since Professor Friend came to Oxford the numbers and types of transplant have increased.  The Unit now undertakes, kidney, kidney and pancreas, pancreas alone, islet and intestinal transplants.  Oxford is the largest (in terms of numbers of transplants carried out each year) pancreas transplant unit in the world.    

Peter's research interests lie primarily in novel applications of normothermic organ perfusion, ranging from its use for extracorporeal support to preservation and repair prior to transplantation. He has published over 25 papers on the topic of normothermic perfusion, the basis of the OrganOx technology, as well as in the areas of clinical transplantation, immunosuppression, monoclonal antibodies, xenotransplantation, liver perfusion and aspects of general surgery.

Peter is one of two academic founders of OrganOx and has been its medical director since April 2008, being primarily responsible for the pre-clinical and clinical trials of OrganOx's patented normothermic organ perfusion technology.

Dr Phil Mason

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Consultant Transplant Nephrologist

Phil Mason qualified from Guy's Hospital in 1979 and after junior doctor posts mainly in London, he trained in nephrology and transplantation at Hammersmith Hospital. He undertook immunology research leading to a PhD following which he was appointed Clinical Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in 1994.  He moved to Oxford in 1995.

He has been the clinical lead for nephrology since 2009 and has a major interest in transplantation.  He established the antibody incompatible transplant programme in Oxford and is an investigator on several nephrology and transplant studies.  He sits on various national council related bodies including the NHSBT Kidney Advisory Group and the Living Donor Kidney Transplant 2020 Strategy Implementation Group. 

Mrs Kazbi Soonawalla

Kazbi Soonawalla is a Senior Research Fellow at the Said Business School and a Tutorial Fellow in Management at Keble College, University of Oxford.  Her research and teaching interests are financial and management accounting with a focus on banks and financial institutions, and budgeting practices.  Before coming to Oxford, Kazbi taught at the London School of Economics for over ten years.  She has a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Boston University, and MS (Statistics), MA (Economics) and PhD (Business) from Stanford University.

 

 

Mr Charles Young

Charles Young the Treasurer.  He is a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford (MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics), and the Harvard Business School (MBA).  He worked for 30 years in manufacturing industry, initially in engineering, with AE plc and Birmid Qualcast plc, and later in building materials with Blue Circle Industries plc and BPB plc.  

During that time he was responsible for the management of companies in the UK, Europe and the USA.  In December 1999 he was elected Investment Bursar and Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford where, amongst other things, he was responsible for developing the College's investment in the Oxford Science Park.  He retired from the College in 2014.  He is a Governor of Magdalen College School, Oxford, and Trustee and advisor to a number of other charities. 

 

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 The Oxford Transplant Foundation is very proud to have the following Trustees:

Mrs Carol Bradford

63_013742.jpg - 200.38 Kb

Carol Bradford is Trustee and Chair.  She is responsible for ensuring all legal documents pertaining to the Foundation are completed and submitted in a timely fashion and assisting with fundraising.

She has spent her career working in an administrative capacity within the NHS.  Her roles have included Personal Secretary and Practice Manager in General Practice.  She has some experience of organising meetings of various sizes.  Prior to retirement in 2014 Carol worked as Assistant to Professor Friend with whom she worked for 14 years. 

Professor Constantin Coussios

Constantin Coussios is the Director of the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering.  He received his BS, MEng and PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, was a tutorial fellow in engineering at Magdalen between 2004 and 2010 and was elected to the first statutory chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford in 2011, with special responsibility for drug delivery and therapeutic devices.

Together with Professor Peter Friend he was founder of the Oxford University spin-out OrganOx Ltd., which has developed a novel normothermic perfusion device for improved liver and kidney preservation prior to transplantation through to first-in-man trials and first sales.  In 2014, he co-founded OxSonics Ltd., which is developing a new generation of ultrasound-based medical devices for drug delivery and minimally invasive surgery.

 

 

Professor Peter Friend

Professor Friend is a Trustee and Company Seretary. He studied medicine at Cambridge and St Thomas’s Hospital and after qualifying trained as a surgeon in London and Cambridge before undertaking a period of research at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Sir Roy Calne.

In 1988 he was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Surgery at Indiana University Medical Center, USA, where he was responsible for initiating a programme of liver transplantation.  He returned to the UK in 1989 to take up the post of University Lecturer (Honorary Consultant) in the University Department of Surgery at Cambridge. He was the Clinical Director of the Cambridge Transplant Unit and also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Medicine at Magdalene College, Cambridge. 

In 1999 he was appointed to the post of Professor of Transplantation at the University of Oxford and Consultant Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.  At that time he was also appointed Director of the Oxford Transplant Centre. 

Since Professor Friend came to Oxford the numbers and types of transplant have increased.  The Unit now undertakes, kidney, kidney and pancreas, pancreas alone, islet and intestinal transplants.  Oxford is the largest (in terms of numbers of transplants carried out each year) pancreas transplant unit in the world.    

Peter's research interests lie primarily in novel applications of normothermic organ perfusion, ranging from its use for extracorporeal support to preservation and repair prior to transplantation. He has published over 25 papers on the topic of normothermic perfusion, the basis of the OrganOx technology, as well as in the areas of clinical transplantation, immunosuppression, monoclonal antibodies, xenotransplantation, liver perfusion and aspects of general surgery.

Peter is one of two academic founders of OrganOx and has been its medical director since April 2008, being primarily responsible for the pre-clinical and clinical trials of OrganOx's patented normothermic organ perfusion technology.

Dr Phil Mason

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Consultant Transplant Nephrologist

Phil Mason qualified from Guy's Hospital in 1979 and after junior doctor posts mainly in London, he trained in nephrology and transplantation at Hammersmith Hospital. He undertook immunology research leading to a PhD following which he was appointed Clinical Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in 1994.  He moved to Oxford in 1995.

He has been the clinical lead for nephrology since 2009 and has a major interest in transplantation.  He established the antibody incompatible transplant programme in Oxford and is an investigator on several nephrology and transplant studies.  He sits on various national council related bodies including the NHSBT Kidney Advisory Group and the Living Donor Kidney Transplant 2020 Strategy Implementation Group. 

Mrs Kazbi Soonawalla

Kazbi Soonawalla is a Senior Research Fellow at the Said Business School and a Tutorial Fellow in Management at Keble College, University of Oxford.  Her research and teaching interests are financial and management accounting with a focus on banks and financial institutions, and budgeting practices.  Before coming to Oxford, Kazbi taught at the London School of Economics for over ten years.  She has a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Boston University, and MS (Statistics), MA (Economics) and PhD (Business) from Stanford University.

 

 

Mr Charles Young

Charles Young the Treasurer.  He is a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford (MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics), and the Harvard Business School (MBA).  He worked for 30 years in manufacturing industry, initially in engineering, with AE plc and Birmid Qualcast plc, and later in building materials with Blue Circle Industries plc and BPB plc.  

During that time he was responsible for the management of companies in the UK, Europe and the USA.  In December 1999 he was elected Investment Bursar and Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford where, amongst other things, he was responsible for developing the College's investment in the Oxford Science Park.  He retired from the College in 2014.  He is a Governor of Magdalen College School, Oxford, and Trustee and advisor to a number of other charities.