CRANE is run by non-consultant Anaesthetic or Intensive Care doctors working in the North East.

Mary Leese


“I am currently a CT3 in Anaesthetics, and first became interested in research when working as an ICU clinical fellow. I took the lead on the “Roc and Roll” RSI project and then on the “ROAR” project. Outside of work, I am interested in climbing and spending time in the outdoors.”

Nicola Powley


“I am currently an ST4 in Anaesthetics, and have completed a 1 year research fellowship in perioperative medicine after completing core training. I have an interest in lifestyle and preventative medicine as well as regional anaesthesia. Outside of work I enjoy trail running and spending time with my dogs Alfie and Sam”

Selena Sehgal

“I am an ST4 LTFT anaesthetic trainee. I am enthusiastic about learning and taking part in research. I have led the obstetric anaesthetic crane project. Outside of work I enjoy running, both after my 3 children and alone!”

Vivek Vaidya

“I’m a current stage 1 anaesthetic trainee with previous research experience as an academic foundation programme trainee in the East Midlands and intercalated MRes from Newcastle looking at the effects of High Intensity Interval Training on Cardiac Autonomic Function in Type 2 Diabetes. Interests include lifestyle medicine. Outside of work I enjoy surfing/biking, perks of living in the North East and being able to do both often!”

George Greig

“Im an ACCS Anaesthetics trainee who has little prior experience in research but have always wanted to get involved in projects. I’m learning lots being a member of CRANE and aim to lead a project soon. Outside of work I like to golf and get out exploring the north of England on foot or by bike”

Myra Khan

“I have completed my Anaesthesia training from Pakistan and I am currently working as an SAS doctor pursuing the CESR pathway. I have been involved in research since my undergraduate days and CRANE has provided me an opportunity to continue working towards research. Apart from work i stay busy with my kids. I am a big foodie at heart and enjoy travelling and exploring new places. I have found the North East a beautiful and friendly place to live and work.”

James Durrand