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To apply for SBNS membership click the link below and visit our application page.

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Patient Information

SBNS is unable to give medical advice or recommend neurosurgeons. Please use an appropriate support group or your GP.

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Become a Neurosurgeon

The management of neurosurgical patients requires excellent medical and surgical skills, a career in Neurosurgery offers many challenges and rewards.

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Profiles of All SBNS Council Members as of October 2020  pdf_icon.gif

Trustees and Directors

The SBNS Board of Trustees  have legal and fiduciary responsibility for the Society.  The Officers are elected by the voting members of the Society and, each individual serves as a Trustee for four years. 

  • President

  • President Elect

  • Immediate Past President

  • Treasurer

  • Honorary Secretary


Council  advises the Board of  Trustees and plays a pivotal role in determining the strategic and professional direction of the Society, ensuring it remains responsive to the needs and views of its membership. 

Council comprises:

  • 10 Elected Council Members
  • Ex officio members include the chairs of the sub-speciality leads as invited guests
  • Council meets 4 times a year  and is chaired by the President


  • President  
    Mr A Jenkins - 2020-2022 Oct
  • President Elect
    Mr P Whitfield - 2021 -2022 Sept
  • Vice President
    Mr N Phillips - 2018-2021 Sept
  • Treasurer 
    Mr N Mendoza - 2019-2023 Jan
  • Honorary Secretary
    Mr P Grundy - 2019 - 2023 Sept 
  • Meetings and Communications Secretaries
    Prof. P Hutchinson  2021-2003 Sept

 Elected Council Members

  • Mr C Barratt - 2021-2026 Sept
  • Mr S Sinha  - 2021 -2026 Sept
  • Mr L Thorne - 2021 -2026 Sept
  • Ms K Whitehouse - 2021 -2026 Sept
  • Prof A King  2019-2024 July
  • Mr C Wigfield 2019-2204 Dec
  • Ms J Grieve 2018-2023 Feb
  • Prof I Kamaly-Asl 2018-2023 Feb
  • Mr S Cooke 2017-2022 July
  • Mr M Radatz 2017-2022 Jan

  Ex-Officio Members  

  • Chairman of National Neurosurgical Audit Programme (NNAP)
     Mr N Phillips  2017-2021 Sept
  • Chairman of SAC in Neurosurgery
    Mr S Thomson 2020-2023 Feb
  • Chairman of Intercollegiate Examination Board
    Mr R Dardis  2021 - 2024 Sept
  • Chair of The National Foundation (TFN)
    Mr N Mendoza  appointed 2019 Sept
  • Editor of the British   Journal  Neurosurgery
    Mr N. Mukerji appointed July 2021 
  • Chair of the SSB of the RCS Ed
    Mr W Taylor appointed 2015 Dec
  • RCS Council Rep & GIRFT Rep
    Mr N Phillips 2011 -2023 July
  • RCSI Representative
    Prof. C Bolger 2019 - 2022
  • Chair of the Specialist Surgical Board (Neurosurgery) RCSEd
    Mr W Taylor appointed 2015
  • N. Ireland Representative
    Mr S. Cooke appointed Oct 2020
  • EANS/WFNS Reps
    Ms T Karabatsou 2019 - 2023 Oct
    Mr J. Timothy 2018-2022 June
  • NICE Co-Ordinator 
    Prof. N Gurusinghe appointed  2011 Oct
  • Workforce Planning Represenative
    Mr S. Sinha  appointed 2020 August 
  • Trainee Representative (Chair of the BNTA)
    Mr N Kalra 2020 - 2022 September 
  • Lay Representative 
    Ms S Woodward 2010 -2021 July

 Invited Members  - Sub-Specialty Leads  

 Skull base
 Academic Committee Chair 

 Mr G. Solanki
 Mr R. Edwards
 Prof. K  Ashkan
 Mr D. Bulters
 Prof. M. Wilson
 Mr P. Plaha
 Mr I Robertson
 Mr J George
 Mr M. Jenkinson  

 Academic Committee


Research Manager







Skull base



BNRG meeting lead

MRC brain tissue liaison

BNTA chair (or nominated rep)

BNTRC chair (or nominated rep)

Survey leads

Mentorship lead

Ex officio member – SBNS president

Michael Jenkinson

Carole Turner

Puneet Plaha

Joshi George

Diederik Bulters

Ludvic Zrinzo

William Gray

Adel Helmy

Eleni Maratos

Greg James

Conor Mallucci

Stephen Price

William Gray

Neeraj Kalra

Michael Poon

Giles Critchley

Rob Brownstone

Alistair Jenkins



Stuart Smith

Mark Nowell

Jash Patel

Erlick Pereira



Omar Pathmanaban

Kristian Aquilina

Richard Edwards


Ryan Mathew

Aswin Chari


Paul Brennan

Last Updated: 20 October 2021