Meet the Team


Michael Jenkins BSc, MS FRCS Eng, FRCS (Gen Surg), FEBVS

Qualified from UCL in 1989 as the Broderip Scholar. Surgical training in London at the Royal Brompton, Royal Marsden, Charing Cross, UCL and Royal Free hospitals. Appointed to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in 2002 and is based at St Mary’s Hospital with a tertiary referral practice in complex aortic disease. He is currently President of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET) and is Director of the NW London AAA screening programme.


Barney Green - Web Site Manager

The Website is now seen as our main hub for communication. The current site launched in April 2016 and Barney now ensures that we have innovative and up-to-date news, advice and information to share with our supporters.


Mr James McCaslin - Legacy Officer

James MBBS FRCS (Gen Surg) MD graduated from Newcastle University medical school in 2001 and subsequently trained in the North East of England, and Perth, Western Australia as a Vascular and Endovascular surgeon.

He gained a research doctorate in medicine in 2008 and took up his consultant role at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne in 2014, with a special interest in the endovascular treatment of vascular disease.

James sits on the Circulation Foundation charity committee as the legacy officer. He has done a ‘Tough Mudder’ event and ran the 2016 Virgin London Marathon to raise money for the Circulation Foundation.

Shiva Dindyal - Patient Support

Shiva is a newly appointed Vascular and Endovascular Consultant Surgeon at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and has been involved with the Circulation foundation since 2014.

Increasing awareness into this devastating disease is one of the key missions of the charity and Shiva has taken on the role expanding public knowledge and information, in particularly through the use of Information leaflets. 

Shiva is also the Reuleaux club president and chair which is a society representing all of the Vascular Surgery trainees in Great Britain and Ireland. He also is responsible for involving and representing trainees within the charity to help and encourage the new generation of surgeons to promote disease prevention before it is too late.


Louise Allen - Events Coordinator

Louise is Vascular Nurse Specialist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. 

Louise has been actively involved in the charity for 8 years, and now oversees the charity events. Fundraising events are key to the success of our charity and the charity supports all fundraising activities throughout the country, including our annual Vascular Awareness Month.

Claire Dawkins

As a new member of our committee Claire forms the link between the charity and The Rouleaux Club – a national body that represents vascular surgeons in training in the UK. As a small charity with a small committee we value the essential role of these volunteers


Helen Dixon - Advisor

Helen works at King’s College Hospital, London, where she performs ultrasound scans to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular conditions. She is also current Vice President of the Society for Vascular Technology of GB and Ireland (SVT). 

Helen provides representation and support from the SVT to the Circulation Foundation. Helen is working to encourage SVT members to become more involved with the Circulation Foundation by fundraising and getting involved with Vascular Awareness Month within their NHS trusts. 

Helen is also the lead on the CF newsletter.

The Circulation Foundation committee are accountable to the Trustees of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland


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