Emily Baird (she/her)
Emily Baird is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh, with an interest in the paediatric hip and foot.
Emily is passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion in the workforce and broadening access to orthopaedics through mentorship and medical education. She is heavily involved in providing Medical Student education as RHCYP and DCN’s Undergraduate Lead, and Post Graduate Education as a Head of Education for Orthopaedic Trainees in South East Scotland. She is the Chair of the Education Committee of The British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery, a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Faculty Member for Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons and Tutor for the MSc in Patient Safety and Human Factors.
She lives in Edinburgh with her husband and two young boys.
Phil Walmsley (he/him)
After graduating from University of Manchester Medical School, Phil Walmsley completed basic surgical training in the North-West Deanery before transferring to Edinburgh to commence Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedics. Fellowship training in knee surgery and revision lower limb arthroplasty took place in Edinburgh, Australia and New Zealand. His current post is as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in complex knee surgery and medical education at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, and also works as an Associate Post-Graduate Dean(Quality) with NHS Education for Scotland(NES). In 2018 he was awarded an ABC (American-British-Canadian) Travelling Fellowship to North America.
He graduated from the University of St Andrews with an MD in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2016. His thesis investigated the factors influencing the outcome and survival of total knee replacement. His research interests involve optimising the outcomes and performance of primary and revision knee arthroplasty, and improving both undergraduate and post-graduate education and training.
Vicki Cherry (she/her)
Vicki Cherry is currently working as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Hand Surgery in Aberdeen, having completed training in the East of Scotland and CCTing in June 2002. She will be taking up a post as consultant in general and upper limb trauma, and elective hand and wrist surgery in NHS Fife from August 2023. She is currently the BOA and BOTA Scottish Culture and Diversity Champion, and was one of the lead investigators in the GOAST project, looking at the effect of gender on operative autonomy in orthopaedic trainees. She has spoken locally and nationally about diversity in orthopaedics, and is particularly interested in reducing challenges faced by trainees who wish to take a more atypical path through training.
She currently divides her time between fellowship in Aberdeen and living with her husband and two daughters in Dundee.
Monu Jabbal (he/him)
Monu Jabbal undertook his undergraduate and foundation training in Edinburgh, after which he took a clinical development fellow role for a year gaining a Masters of Surgical Sciences. He is currently a senior specialty trainee in the South-East rotation, out of programme as the Scottish Arthroplasty Project research fellow working towards an MD in revision knee replacements. He is faculty of Edinburgh University as an undergraduate tutor with a focus on communication skills. His current role is national trainee representative for BOTA and he is passionate about improving both training and general wellbeing of surgeons. He is forward thinking and enjoy challenging dogmas with the aim to foster an inclusive and progressive orthopaedic community we are all proud to be a part of.
Chloe Scott (she/her)
Chloe Scott is a consultant hip, knee and trauma surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and an NHS Research Clinician. Her research interests include arthroplasty outcomes, periprosthetic fractures, post-traumatic arthritis, finite element analysis and knee biomechanics. She is a member of the BOA research committee, the BASK executive committee and is on the editorial boards of the Bone and Joint Journal and Bone and Joint Research where she is also an associate editor for hip and knee papers. She has been involved both nationally and internationally with Women in Surgery and Equality and Diversity projects within orthopaedics including for the BOA, RCS of England, Pride Ortho and is a founding member of Pride in Surgery Forum (PRISM). She believes that attracting a more diverse generation of orthopaedic surgeons through increased visibility, opportunity and equity will improve both our professional experiences as orthopaedic surgeons and the care we deliver to our patients.