Alicia Paessler - President

Hi, I’m Alicia and I’m very excited to be President of PaedSoc this year and cannot wait to start working with our fabulous committee.  I have many aims I would love to achieve this year, including continuing the success of the National Student Paediatric Conference and fundraising for our amazing children’s charities. There are a variety of other opportunities to get involved, including Teddy Bear Hospital and fundraising events, and I hope to see you there! If you have any questions about our society this year, or want to find out more, then please do send me a message.


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Mohamed Yusuf - Vice-President

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Polly Scott - Events Co-ordinator

Hi, my name is Polly and I am this years Events Coordinator. My main role is to organise the National Student Paediatric Conference and ball. I am very excited to be part of the committee this year and hope we can plan loads of exciting events.

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Carina Cox - Treasurer

Hi all! I am Carina and I’m this years Paedsoc Treasurer. I have loved being involved with Paedsoc the last couple of years and am looking forward to organising lots of fun events to raise money for some great children's charities. Bring on the sponsored swims!

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Laurie Smith - Secretary

Hi, I’m Laurie and I’m the Pead Soc secretary for this year, which basically means I’m in charge of all the behind the scenes stuff. This is my second year on the committee and after such an online year last year I’m hoping to help Paedsoc in organising more talks and events including the famous Paedsoc conference. I’m very excited for what this year will bring! 

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Fiona Waweru - Teddy Bear Hospital Rep

Hey, I’m Fiona and I’ll be your new Teddy Bear Hospital Rep! I will be teaching children about medicine in fun and creative ways. Hospitals can be very overwhelming for the little ones so I hope to help them feel more at ease and distract them from the reason that they’re there. This will be my first time in this role so if anyone has any ideas, feel free to message me! 

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Helena Ironton - Webmaster

Hello! I am Helena and I am this year's PaedSoc Webmaster. I'll be the one doing the social media, website updates and other various bits and bobs throughout the year. I am very privileged to join such an awesome committee and I am already buzzing for our conference!

Please feel free to get in touch with us through the Paed Society email, or through our Instagram page. I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible (med school permitting!) and can direct you to the most appropriate committee member if I am not able to answer your question! 


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Poppy Kabir - Year 4 Rep

Hello! I'm Poppy, 4th year rep. I'm really looking forward to my first year in helping out with paedsoc! Hoping lots of events can take place this year :)

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Samantha Cooper- Intercalation Rep

Hi, I'm Samantha your intercalation rep for Paedsoc! This is my first year on PaedSoc and I am very excited! My main interest in child health are: treating paediatric patients in emergency + urgent care; development and neurodivergence in children; neonatology. I can't wait to assist in promoting events, organising and attending conference and meeting likeminded people who are interested in paeds!

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Amy Barden- Year 3 Rep

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Jess Falshaw - Year 2 Rep

Hi - I'm Jess this year's second year rep! This is my first year on the Paedsoc committee and I can't wait to get started. My role involves sharing information about all the events and fundraisers with the other second year students. I can't wait to see what this year has so store now covid is slowly easing off and I hope the annual National Student Paediatric Conference and Ball can go ahead as I've heard so many amazing things about it. I've always had a passion at the prospect of working with children and I hope being part of this society and working with the more experienced members will open my eyes up more to the field.

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Louis Dowland - Year 1 Rep

Hi, I’m Louis and I’m the new Year 1 rep! I hope to get involved with all the great events hosted by the society and encourage my peers in first year to engage with PaedSoc and learn more about the specialty.

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Layla Beckett - Committee Advisor

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Lexi - PaedSoc Mascot

Woof, I’m Lexi and I’m this year’s PaedSoc Mascot! I've never been on this committee before but I am excited to get involved and be the best doggo this society has ever had.

You can contact me via my Instagram