Tim Dudderidge, President

Tim Dudderidge portraitTim Dudderidge is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton. He is a specialist in the area of uro-oncology, including cancers of the prostate and bladder, as well as an expert in pioneering surgical methods such as laparoscopy and robotic prostatectomy. He is a recipient of a Travelling Fellowship from the Urology Foundation, through which he is further developing his training in robotic surgical techniques with experts at the prestigious Karolinksa Institute in Sweden. Committed to training the next generation of medical professionals, he is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Pathology at University College London NHS Foundation Trust and regularly teaches on their MSc course in urology.

Dr Serge Lipski, Vice President

Serge Lipski portraitSerge Lipski was a radiologist specialised in paediatrics before getting involved with Doctors of the World. He became volunteer, coordinator and finally co-lead for our support programme for hospitalised children in a network of paediatric hospitals in Paris. His commitment to children’s healthcare rights led him to manage a think-tank on vulnerable children and to join a working group on unaccompanied foreign minors. He’s also the focal person for the Sexual and Reproductive Health group whose work is centred on issues related to unwanted pregnancies and gender-based violence.

Robert Lion

Robert Lion portraitRobert Lion grew up in Paris, where he began his career advising on behalf of the General Inspectorate of Finance, before taking up a role as Head of Housing with the French Government in 1969. This led to his appointment as Chief of Staff to the French Prime Minister, Pierre Mauroy, in 1981. From 1982, Lion spent a decade as the President of the financial institution Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC). From 1991, he was the founder of Médecins du Monde France’s Donors’ Committee and served as its President until 1997. His current positions include Member of the Paris Council, Chair of the Economic Development Agency for Paris (ARD), and Chair of the development NGO, Agrisud International.

Dr Fozia Hamid

Fozia Hamid portrait.Fozia qualified in medicine from Kings College London with subsequent training in internal medicine and general practice. She has a Master's in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and holds the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP UK) and Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) qualifications. Alongside her clinical work as a GP, she is an honorary clinical research fellow at Imperial College London, and was previously awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) fellowship. Having volunteered on health and social projects in Pakistan and the South Bronx, she is now a regular volunteer doctor at our London clinic and the clinical governance lead on the Doctors of the World UK board.

Dr Alexander van Tulleken

Xand van Telleken portrait.Alexander (Xand) graduated from Oxford University in 2002 and has since combined NHS work with global health work and is well-known television presenter. After completing a Diploma in Tropical Medicine in 2005 he worked for Médecins du Monde in Darfur. He later worked with relief agency Merlin and has maintained a keen interest in humanitarian issues. Xand is Academic Director and Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow at The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University.

Dr Christoffer van Tulleken

Chris van Tulleken portrait.Chris is an infectious diseases expert and well-known television presenter. He graduated from Oxford University in 2002 and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar. In 2008 Chris worked in Myanmar in the response to the Cyclone Nargis disaster. In addition to his many academic publications, he has written for The Times and the BBC. He’s currently a Clinical Research Fellow at University College London.

Jill Whitehouse

Jill Whitehouse portrait.Jill Whitehouse is a solicitor by background, working for many years as a partner in two City law firms acting for major corporates around the world but also advising a number of charities in various sectors. She is now General Counsel to leading international legal recruitment consultancy Shilton Sharpe Quarry and a director of a leading German B2B publishing business. She currently chairs the Dyslexia Teaching Centre Trust and has a particular interest in ensuring that people with learning difficulties have access to support. She has an MA in Law from Cambridge University.