BSUR Committee

Members of the BSUR Committee


Faye Cuthbert is a consultant urogynae-radiologist based at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust and is the current chair of the BSUR. I have been part of the BSUR committee since 2013, firstly as student representative, then secretary and then vice chair in September 2020.  Since joining the BSUR committee I have enjoyed working collaboratively to deliver national educational events, training, research and evidence based guidelines with a view to advancing the practice of urogenital radiology and improving patient care. I live in Sussex with my family and enjoy hiking, camping, skiing and travelling.

Amit Patel is the Past Chair of the British Society of Urogenital Radiology. Amit has been a very active BSUR committee member since 2014, promoting education on many fronts and collaborating with key organisations such as Prostate Cancer UK, RCR, UKIO and ESUR. He has represented the BSUR on various expert consensus panels to promote best clinical practice, and has delivered a number of invited national and international presentations. More recently, he co-organised the successful virtual Cambridge ASM.

Amit is the lead consultant for urological imaging and intervention at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage. He carried out his radiology training in Nottingham and subsequently underwent further subspecialist training at St George’s Hospital and University College London Hospital. He specialises in all aspects of uroradiology and his main clinical interests are prostate mpMRI, renal cancer imaging, PCNL and renal tumour cryoablation.


Tristan Barrett was appointed to the BSUR management committee as a co-opted member in March 2017 and is the current Vice-chair of BSUR. He is currently a University Lecturer in the Department of Radiology at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary NHS Consultant Radiologist. His main clinical research interest is in prostate cancer, with a particular interest in multi-parametric MRI techniques for identifying and characterising prostate tumours.


 Harry Bardgett has been lead Uro-radiologist for the West of West Yorkshire Uro-oncology based at Bradford Teaching Hospitals since 2007. He trained in Uro-radiology and non-vascular intervention in West Yorkshire, Churchill Hospital Oxford and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC. He has spent a Consultant sabbatical year at Auckland City Hospital, NZ. His clinical areas of interest are multi-parametric MR and targeted biopsy of the prostate and PCNL. He volunteers for the MediTech Trust which supports endo-Urology in the developing world with teaching visits to Sri-Lanka, Benin and Ghana.


Rebecca Wiles trained in radiology in Liverpool. During this time she was awarded an RCRscholarship in order to undertake a gynaecological radiology placement in Leeds Teaching Hospitals . She was appointed as a Consultant Radiologist in 2014 in Liverpool. She has specialist interests in gynaecological and abdominal imaging and has led the development of multiple new services including endometriosis and multi surgeon pelvic surgery MDTs and introducing new techniques such as placental MRI. 

She was appointed as BSUR gynae representative in October 2022. Her work with BSUR has included organising sessions for, and speaking at, the annual meeting and helping to write national guidelines. She is interested in education, regularly speaking at national and international events and teaching local trainees, including an annual regional gynaecological imaging teaching day. 

Her research interests include gynaecological oncology and imaging in pregnancy. She enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, exercising and going to Anfield to watch Liverpool Football Club.

Nishat Bharwani is the current Educational officer of the BSUR. Dr Bharwani qualified with honours from Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Medical School in 2000 and undertook basic medical training in London and Brighton, obtaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003.  She then trained in Radiology at St George's Hospital, London followed by a fellowship in body MRI at Barts and The London NHS Trust, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2008.

Dr Bharwani was appointed to her substantive Consultant post at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in 2011 and is head of service for urological and gynaecological imaging and joint Training Programme Director for Radiology Specialist trainees.  She is a Diagnostic Radiologist with specialist interests in Gynaecological and Urological imaging.  Within gynaecological imaging she is a core member of the tertiary gynaecological oncology, endometriosis and female congenital anomaly multidisciplinary teams at Imperial.

Dr Bharwani also holds an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer position at Imperial College London.  Her research interests lie within gynaecological, oncological and urological imaging.  

Atif was appointed to the role of website and communication officer for the BSUR in 2021. He currently works as a Consultant Radiologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and is involved in all aspects of Uro-radiology, diagnostic and Uro-intervention, including PCNL, Antegrade and Extra-anatomic stenting, TP biopsy, HDR brachytherapy, oncological imaging including prostate MRI. He is also involved in regular Uro-radiology and oncology MDTs including Prostate, Bladder, Penile, Adrenal and Melanoma. 

Balraj Dhesi is a Consultant Abdominal Radiologist working at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.  He became treasurer of BSUR in 2022. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with Honours in 2011, and subsequently did his foundation jobs and radiology training in the West Midlands. His main subspecialty interests are Uroradiology (including prostate biopsies), Colorectal and Peritoneal imaging. He is heavily involved in training, being current RCR College Tutor at UHB, and Uroradiology lead of the West Midlands Deanery Radiology Academy. He holds the posts of Honorary Clinical Tutor at the University of Birmingham and Specialist Lecturer at Birmingham City University. 

Sam Withey is the current research and guidelines officer. I graduated from Imperial College in 2013 and undertook a master’s degree in medical physics prior to radiology training. I am currently a final year registrar at Guy’s & St Thomas’ hospitals, undertaking subspecialty training in urological and adrenal imaging. My research interests include Radiomics & Artificial Intelligence.

Samantha Patek graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2009. Having developed an interest in urology during her core surgical training, she went on to complete a PhD investigating the role of prognostic biomarkers in early prostate cancer. Following her time in research, Samantha enrolled in the Clinical Radiology training program in the West of Scotland in 2016 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2022. She hopes to specialise in urogenital imaging with a particular interest in prostate cancer.