Professor Parveen Kumar DBE
Parveen is Professor of Medicine and Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry Queen Mary University of London. She is a gastroenterologist. She is President of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, which cares for doctors in need, and is ambassador for the UK Health Alliance for Climate Change. She currently chairs the Board of Science for the BMA.

She has been President of the British Medical Association, President of the Royal Society of Medicine, President of the Medical Women’s Federation, and Vice President, Censor, director of Continual Professional Development and associate International Director for Education of the Royal College of Physicians. She chaired the Medicines Commission UK, was a founding non-executive Director of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), and chaired the BUPA Foundation for Research

She co-founded and co-edited Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine, now in its 9th edition. She is on various advisory Boards and charities. Her current main interests are in medical education and Global health; she co-edited a book on the Essentials of Global Health written by 127 medical students from around the world.

Rosamund Lupton (Sunday Times Bestselling author)

Nour Houbby (Medical student, Imperial College London)

Professor Ashley Hall (Professor of Design Innovation, School of Design, Royal College of Art)

Dan Simpson (Poet in Residence, Imperial College London)