Your Funky Team

 

Vishy Mahadevan

Vishy Mahadevan is Emeritus Professor of Surgical Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is a legend among surgeons in the UK for his passion and energy for human anatomy. Until his recent retirement, he led the postgraduate Anatomy teaching program at the College for over 20 years. 
He is a long-standing member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and holds an honorary affiliation to the Academic Division of Surgery at University College London. A general surgeon and research scientist by background,
Prof Vishy has written extensively on various aspects of surgical anatomy, and has lectured worldwide. He is coauthor
of Clinical Anatomy and a Section Editor of Gray's Anatomy. 
Prof Vishy has vast experience of teaching human anatomy spanning a period of nearly three decades, and over the years has developed a unique, flamboyant style that has inspired generations of surgeons.
Watch our videos and get bitten by the Vishy bug.
Warning: Prof Vishy is addictive!
 

Susan Alexander

I have used my hands since the age of five and have always enjoyed being creative and making things in all sorts of ways, from sewing and dressmaking to building furniture. So, surgery was a natural choice of career for me.  But anatomy was a sticking point for me as I had found it really boring and hard. But after going on a course by Prof Vishy, I changed my attitude completely and was able to pass my surgical exams in London and went on to specialise in orthopaedic surgery.
During my surgical training, I completed a PhD in molecular biology and a MSc in Bioengineering.  I also did a diploma in adult education. This course changed my approach to education;  it was no longer about ‘how can I teach you?’, but more importantly – ‘how can I help you learn?’.
I love being creative and especially relish the challenge of taking a subject that is dull and boring and turning it into making it fun and interesting. This is the very essence of The Funky Professor.
After completing my surgical training, I was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, and was the academic lead for the BSc and MSc in Trauma and Orthopaedics at University College London.
After having twins, it became clear that I needed to reorganise my time, and I focussed on what I love best – I currently work at the Fortius Clinic  and King Edward VII Hospital in London and am passionate about fixing shoulders, creating content for The Funky Professor and spending time with my family and dogs.

Susan Alexander

I have used my hands since the age of five and have always enjoyed being creative and making things in all sorts of ways, from sewing and dressmaking to building furniture. So, surgery was a natural choice of career for me.  But anatomy was a sticking point for me as I had found it really boring and hard. But after going on a course by Prof Vishy, I changed my attitude completely and was able to pass my surgical exams in London and went on to specialise in orthopaedic surgery.
During my surgical training, I completed a PhD in molecular biology and a MSc in Bioengineering.  I also did a diploma in adult education. This course changed my approach to education;  it was no longer about ‘how can I teach you?’, but more importantly – ‘how can I help you learn?’.
I love being creative and especially relish the challenge of taking a subject that is dull and boring and turning it into making it fun and interesting. This is the very essence of The Funky Professor.
After completing my surgical training, I was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, and was the academic lead for the BSc and MSc in Trauma and Orthopaedics at University College London.
After having twins, it became clear that I needed to reorganise my time, and I focussed on what I love best – I currently work at the Fortius Clinic  and King Edward VII Hospital in London and am passionate about fixing shoulders, creating content for The Funky Professor and spending time with my family and dogs.

Gill Harris

I grew up on the banks of Kings Billabong Wildlife Reserve, Victoria, Australia, and it was these remarkable wetlands that filled me with awe and inspiration.

Being creative and a hopeless romantic, I began taking pictures and this transformed how I saw the landscape around me.  Through my final years of secondary school my Pentax K1000 camera went everywhere with me and together we created my portfolio for Year 12.

Sadly, I did not get into the photography course of my choice.  But, with every life journey, this disappointment opened up a new door for me.  I was offered a place to study Media at La Trobe University, Melbourne.  It was here that my love affair with video and post-production began.

My Dad was a vascular surgeon and his life as a surgeon became one of my main subjects.  This included many hours filming him operating and treating patients.  I never desired to be a doctor but you could say that production and medicine have always walked a parallel path for me.

After completing my BA I found my dream job at Channel 9 (Melbourne).  This part of my career was thrilling and cemented my love of creating something beautiful from the imagination and bringing it to life on the screen.

When I moved to London, I freelanced as an editor for Sky News and worked there for ten years.  During this time, I met and married my husband, also a surgeon, and this is how I met Susan Alexander.

Susan and my husband were both taught by Vishy Mahadevan.  Susan wanted to capture his unique style of teaching on video and this is when she approached me.  With her passionate vision for changing the way we learn anatomy and my creative background in production, we came together and The Funky Professor was not only born but has evolved into what it is today.
 

Mehool Sanghrajka MBE

I founded my first company whilst at University and my journey has been that of the technology industry. My businesses have been in technology distribution, value-added resellers, system integrators, managed service providers and dot-com retailers. All have had an international outlook.

Over the past 18 years, I have focused on educational technology. My first two ventures were acquired by major UK public companies. My latest venture, Learning Possibilities, which I founded in 2007, is a leading cloud-based company and Microsoft Global Partner serving education and government segments globally.

Over 25 years, I have become a seasoned entrepreneur building businesses at the leading edge with disruptive and transformational models, as well as a skilled managing director / chairman with FTSE 250 public company board experience.

I'm a member of the Microsoft Partner Advisory Council, a small group of people that advises Microsoft's senior education and public sector teams on global strategy.

In 2018 I was appointed MBE by HM The Queen for services to the Jain faith and Education.

I have always worked with charities and find the experience both enriching and fulfilling.