The POEMS Team

Mike Stylianou

Current Role – Founding Director, Senior Lecturer.

Mike is a Senior Operating Department Practitioner and Assistant Practice Educator at Great Ormond Street Hospital for children.

He maintains a special interest in education, performance enhancement and anxiety management.

With more than 18 years experience as a hypnotherapist, he is BUPA registered and has practiced at the Priory Hospital for over 20 years.

Mike is part of the Great Ormond Street Practice Education Team and lectures at London South Bank University. He is a co-founder of POEMS For Children, a Director of POEMS For Children Limited, a Trustee of The POEMS For Children Charity, a member of The Institute for Learning, a Fellow of The Royal Society of Art, a member of The Royal Institute of Philosophy and a member of The British Society Of Clinical Hypnosis.

Dr Philip Cunnington MBBS FRCA DCHyp

Current Role – Founding Director, Senior Lecturer.

Is a Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. Having completed comprehensive training in hypnotherapy at The BST Foundation and graduated with distinction. He maintains a specialist interest in education, the management and prevention of procedure-related anxiety, performance anxiety and in particular anxiety related to examinations, interviews and presentations. He is a co-founder of POEMS for Children, a Director of POEMS For Children Limited, a Trustee of The POEMS For Children Charity, a Member of the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine.

Dr Maria Georghiou MBBS FRCA BcS Physiology DCHyp

 

Is a consultant in anaesthetic with an interest in obstetrics, paediatric anaesthesia and pain management. She gained training in clinical hypnosis through The BST Foundation. She is a Director of POEMS For Children Limited.

Dr Marc Cohen MBBS BMedSci FRCA

 

Is a consultant in paediatric anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street Hospital with a specialty in cardiac anaesthesia.

Dr Richard Newton MBBS FRCA

 

Lead for bibliography and publications.

Is a locum consultant in paediatric and adult anaesthesia at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital. APA

He has an interest in both paediatric and adult perioperative anxiety.

He is an active member of The APA and The Royal society of medicine.

Dr Fraser Harban MB BS Dip IMC RCS(Ed) FRCA

Is a consultant in Paediatric anaesthesia at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

He has a special interest in anxiety management, cardiac anaesthesia and anaesthesia in the developing world.

He has 10 years experience in the delivery of anxiety management techniques. Fraser attended the very first POEMS course in the Summer of 2007 and since then has promoted and further developed the management strategies we teach.