The APPM Executive
The executive team is formed of elected APPM members who serve an initial three-year term which can be repeated for a second term. Each sitting member has a specific role with two non-elected roles: chair of CSAC and Together for short lives representative.
The membership of the executive aims to represent the broadest spectrum of doctors engaging in the field of Paediatric Palliative Medicine from paediatric trainees, hospice GP and specialist paediatricians, or those with an interest. The team is always looking for enthusiastic new members to either join the executive team or various task and finish groups. New executive members are appointed through a vote at the annual AGM (usually held on the APPM study day) or through the year as necessary.
Dr Anna-Karenia Anderson (Chair)
Consultant in PPM at Royal Marsden Hospital and Shooting star children's hospices. Also works as volunteer supervisor for the child death helpline for over 12years.
Research and international links
Dr Anton Mayer
Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care and PPM at Sheffield Children’s Hospital
Advisory group for TFSL
Dr Emily Harrop
Consultant in PPC & Interim Medical Director, Helen & Douglas House. Honorary Consultant in PPC, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Responsible for co-ordinating APPM research meetings and representing PPM at RCPCH annual conference
Dr Lizzie Bendle
Consultant in PPM, Evelina London Children’s Hospital
Dr Sophie Bertaud
ST7 PPM GRID trainee at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
ST8 Paediatric Palliative Medicine GRID Trainee. Trainee representative
Dr Richard Hain
Consultant and Lead Clinician in PPC, Children’s Hospital Cardiff. Visiting Professor, University of South Wales. Sponsorship/APM representative
Dr Sat Jassal MBE
Medical Director at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young Adults and GP.
Dr Natalie Kemp
Paediatric SAS Grade doctor in Jersey.
Paediatric SAS grade doctor with Honorary contracts at Jersey General Hospital and University Hospital Southampton.
Study day and Hospice representative
Dr Joanna Laddie
Consultant in PPM, Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
Guidelines development lead
Dr Abigail Macleod
Associate Specialist Paediatrician with special interest in Paediatric Palliative Medicine.
Study day and general paediatrician representative
Dr Sarah Mitchell
GP and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow.
GP representative and jointly responsible for Twitter feed
Dr Laura Nohavicka
ST5 trainee due to start sub-speciality training in London in September.
Recently completed PPM GRID training in Yorkshire and Humber, currently on maternity leave (from clinical work at least!).
Newsletter and social media
Dr Marian Williams
Consultant Paediatrician (and medical lead for PPC) at the Southern trust in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland representative and resources