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UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science

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Teaching Team

Our teaching team includes world-leading scientists who are contributing to research that is changing the face of medicine, as well as practising clinicians with expert knowledge.

Dr Flaminia Ronca

Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences BSc

Dr Ronca is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH). With a background in Sport Science, and a PhD in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics, she has insight into how our bodies respond and adapt to exercise. Her research includes collaborative projects with UCL Neuroscience on the effects of exercise on the central nervous system, and projects with the Metropolitan Police, using exercise to improve the wellbeing and performance of our police officers.

Flaminia Ronca

Dr Gavin Jell

Medical Innovation and Enterprise BSc

Dr Gavin Jell is Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering in the UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science. He leads a research group focused on understanding how materials interact within biological environments in order to create 'better' biomaterials. Find out more about Gavin's research here.

Gavin Jell

Dr Alvena Kureshi

Medical Sciences and Engineering BSc

Dr Alvena Kureshi is a Lecturer in the UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, whose research expertise is in bioengineering, specifically three-dimensional collagen tissue equivalents for clinical use. Find out more about Alvena.

Alvena

Dr Darren Player

Medical Sciences and Engineering BSc

Dr Darren Player is a Lecturer in the UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, whose research expertise is in musculoskeletal bioengineering, specifically the response of skeletal muscle to peripheral nerve damage. Find out more about Darren.

Darren

Dr Bhavesh Kumar

Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences BSc

Dr Bhavesh Kumar is a Prinicipal Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health and Honorary Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at UCLH. As well as teaching on the Sport Medicine, Exercise and Health MSc at UCL, Dr Kumar is also the Chief Medical Officer at Reading Football Club and AFC Wimbledon. Find out more about Bhavesh.

Bhav