This document has been peer reviewed by the following specialists.
Professor Alyn Morice
Professor Morice is Head of Respiratory Medicine at HYMS, based at the University of Hull. He is also an Honorary Consultant Physician at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Professor Morice specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of cough and runs the Hull Cough Clinic. He also runs the Hull Respiratory Clinical Trials Unit, specialising in the treatment of asthma and COPD.
Professor Morice has led the European Respiratory Society and British Thoracic Society Taskforces on Cough.
Mr Nick Maynard
Mr Maynard is a Consultant Upper GI Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and set up the Oxford Oesophagogastric Centre in 1997. He trained at Oxford University, Guy’s Hospital, London and Melbourne, Australia.
He is Chair of Clinical Services and Audit for the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) and Surgical Lead for the National Oesophagogastric Cancer Audit. He is also Cancer Lead for Oxford University Hospitals.
Dr Vuokko Wallace
Dr Wallace is a clinical psychologist, lecturer and clinical tutor on the University of Bath’s Clinical Psychology doctorate course.
Dr Wallace, also works as a patient-led researcher exploring the congenital birth defect oesophageal atresia (OA) after being born with the condition herself.
Ms Julia Faulkner
Ms Faulkner is a Paediatric Dietitian at Somerset Foundation NHS Trust. Ms Faulkner is also a member of the TOFS Medical Liaison and Research Sub-committee, a board member of EAT, ERNICA patient journey nutrition task-force lead, and Member (in professional capacity) of the TOFS Medical Advisory Group. Ms Faulkner is also a parent of a child born with OA/TOF.
Mr Charles Shaw-Smith
Charles Shaw-Smith is a Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Peninsula Medical School, Exeter. He was, from 2006 to 2010, a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow, based at the Sanger Institute and Department of Clinical Genetics at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. This four-year award enabled him to focus attention on his main research interests of genetic factors in oesophageal atresia and the VACTERL association.
Since 2010 Dr Shaw-Smith has been based at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and Peninsula Medical School in Exeter, where he continues to have a clinical interest in oesophageal atresia and related malformations. He provided input into the recent new edition of The TOF Book and has also published a book about gastrointestinal tract malformations: (“Molecular Basis of Developmental Anomalies of the Human Gastrointestinal Tract”), as well as research articles on the subject. His current interest is the investigation of a possible link between a ‘lost twin’ and a baby born with TOF/OA.
TOFS would like to thank them all for their contributions in putting this handbook together.