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Global Surgical Advisors

RCS England has established a network of Global Surgical Advisors to represent the College and act as a strategic voice for international members.

Supported by the Global Affairs team, these new roles will help to shape and influence our engagement with overseas institutions, establish networks of Country Advisors and promote College-led and supported projects, research, collaborations, examinations, courses and standards internationally.

Remit of the Global Surgical Advisor

Global Surgical Advisors (GSAs) play an important and strategic role in representing the College within a specified overseas geographical region. They act as key points of contact for members residing in these regions and for UK-based members who have an interest in or wish to engage or collaborate internationally.

GSAs are responsible for working with us to develop appropriate strategic relationships within their respective regions and providing the lead on engagement and project collaborations. Key aspects of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to the development of the College's global strategy and leading the formulation of engagement plans for their respective regions.
  • Developing and maintaining effective communications with members, including ascertaining the views and concerns of members on relevant issues and adequately representing these views on the Global Affairs Standing Committee.
  • Identifying emerging issues and advising the Global Affairs Standing Committee on the implications of any policies, curricula changes, practice developments, research, strategies or discussions on the direction of the College's international activities or its overseas members.

Read the full terms of reference.


Global Surgical Advisors have been appointed for the following regions:

  • Middle East and North Africa: Professor Mohamad Khalife, Professor of Surgery, Lebanon
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Professor Miliard Derbew, Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Ethiopia
  • Western Pacific: Professor Peter Anderson, Senior Consultant Craniofacial Surgeon, Australia

We are seeking expressions of interest for these vacant posts:

  • Americas
  • Europe
  • South East Asia

How to apply?

Expressions of interest for these positions are invited from fellows who feel that they are able to contribute to the College's global agenda and international work.

Applicants do not necessarily need to be based in the region that they wish to represent but they must demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of the region, as well as have established networks. Applicants from non-UK fellows are particularly encouraged.

Appointments will be approved by our Council for a term of three years in the first instance. 

To be considered for the vacant positions, please complete and submit our online Expression of Interest Form.  You will also be asked to upload your CV (no more than eight sides of A4).

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