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The SVT Committees are comprised of members who have volunteered their time to help the running of the Society. There are many difference roles available within the Committees. Offices on the Committees are normally held for two years, although sometimes there are exceptions to this. A call for new volunteers is usually issued in the months preceding the AGM, as Offices are normally formally handed over during the AGM.


The SVT has four main committees that organise Society business: the Executive Committee, the Education Committee, the Professional Standards Committee and the Research Committee



  1. Executive Committee
  2. Education Committee
  3. Professional Standards Committee
  4. Research Committee

Executive Committee

The SVT Executive Committee is responsible for overseeing the work of the sub-committees and making decisions about the ongoing projects the Society is involved in. It holds four meetings a year. The Executive Committee work with external bodies on national projects including: Department of Health, VSGBI, BMUS, IPEM, Institution of Physiological Sciences (IPS), Federation for Healthcare Scientists (FHCS), CF and Society of Radiographers (SoR). Officers of the Executive Committee are as follows:



Officer for 2017-2018


Domonic Foy

Vice President

Lee Smith

Past President

Sara Causley


Kamran Modaresi

Conference Secretary

Grant Robinson

Membership Secretary

Lynee McRae

Newsletter Secretary

Dan Harding

Website Secretary

Carlos Pinho

Chair of Education Committee

Heather Anderson

Chair of Professional Standards Committee

Siobhan Meagher

Chair of the Research Committee

Richard Simpson



Ben Freedman

Emma Waldegrave (& BMUS rep)


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Education Committee

The SVT Education Committee's primary responsibility is the Accreditiation of Clinical Vascular Scientists. This involves supporting trainees, organising training courses and revision days, preparing the theory exams, organising the practical assessments and monitoring CPD. Current officers of the Education Committee are as follows:



Officer for 2017-2018

Chair of Committee

Heather Anderson

Exam registration Officer/ Newsletter Coordinator

Sophie Harrison

Secretary for Vascular Physics Theory Exam

Caroline Dainty

Secretary for Vascular Technology Theory Exam

Ming Yeung

Practical Examinations Secretary

Coleen Franco

Co-CPD Officers

Hannah Lines

Non-Portfolio Member

Ming Yeung

Catherine Rogan


Amy Bolsworth

Study Day Organisers

Davinder Virdee & Asif Dilshad

CPD Questions

Ali Dumphy-Smith


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Professional Standards Committee

The Professional Standards Committee looks at matters relating to professional and scientific aspects of Vascular Science. This includes writing example guidelines and protocols for running a vascular ultrasound service, liasing with other parties with common interests such as NICE, AAA Screening Programme, College of Radiographers etc. The committee also keeps in close touch with the Department of Health in matters relating to the profession, for example, relating to standards and quality issues.

The Chairman of the Professional Standards Committee is Siobhan Meagher. Other officers of the Professional Standards Committee are:  Mary Ellen Williams, Lila Elliott, Alison Charig, Sophie Harrison, Nicholas Killough and Thembi Lambu.


Any Questions regardig Professional standards please email -


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Research Committee

The SVT Research committee was set up in April 2016 to provide information and support to SVT members taking part in or setting up research projects. The remit of the Research Committee is as follows:

  • Provide guidance relating to matters of research directly to the SVT Executive Committee.
  • Actively support SVT members (AVS and trainee) in participating and leading vascular disease related research that is of high quality, uses appropriate methods and is likely to produce good results
  • Support members in the proposals and application for large grants/fellowships
  • Provide research advice and guidance for members via the SVT website and newsletter
  • Improve and maintain the SVT research grant programme; review grant applications and provide funding recommendations to the SVT Executive committee
  • Develop and facilitate research collaborations with external bodies (e.g. Vascular Society, Vascular and Endovascular Research Network etc.) on behalf of the SVT membership
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, we aim to develop consensus on research priorities

The chairman of the Research committee is Richard Simpson. Other members of the research committee are Laura Scott, Steve Rogers and Fabrizio D'Abate.

For information about the SVT research committee please see the Research page

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