National Committee

Our current national committee took over in February 2016 and will remain in position until February 2018. Here you can learn a little about each committee member as well as how to contact them:


PRESIDENT – Dr. Elizabeth Thorne


Elizabeth trained at St George’s University of London (UK) and had completed a BSc (Hons) comprising of global health modules and research within the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology which she went on to present in Tokyo, Japan. She is now working within the Imperial Trust for her foundation years where she will undertake new research projects as a part of her academic job.

Elizabeth was an anatomy demonstrator at the university, and aside from her studies plays netball and teaches musical theatre.

To contact Elizabeth, email



GENERAL SECRETARY –  Dr. Christina Whitehead


Christina graduated from Lancaster University with MBChB (Hons) in summer 2016. She has been with the BUSOG since it was founded, presented a poster at the medical students day in 2015 and won the competition for best ambassador before taking over as general secretary in 2016.

She now works in her hometown of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne for her foundation years where she is happy to have secured a post in O&G in FY2.

To contact Christina, email





Georgina has just qualified from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, following a transfer from the University of St Andrews after her pre-clinical years in which she obtained a BSc(Hons) in Medicine. She was an Ambassador when BUSOG first began, and has now moved up to take her seat on our National Committee. She is beginning her medical career as an FY1 in the West of Scotland.

Georgina’s particular interests are in Multiple pregnancy, Fertility and Maternal Health.

To contact Georgina, email





Shilpa is currently studying a BSc in Global Public health at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She will start final year in Sept 2017. She has previously been president of her university O&G society and has been involved in many volunteering projects throughout her time at university.

She has a particular interest in maternal healthcare in low-income countries.

To contact Shilpa, email