Meet the Team

Meet The team

The service is based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in the heart of Newcastle city centre. The team comprises:

  • Adult (4) and paediatric (2) consultant nephrologists with a specialist expertise in renal complement diseases
  • Specialist nurses
  • Service manager
  • Medical secretaries

The team at the NRCTC combines clinical, diagnostic and research expertise in the complement-mediated renal diseases, aHUS and C3G. They are supported by our management team as part of renal services based at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In addition, we have specialist input from consultants in genetics and immunology, biomedical scientists and researchers in genetics, immunology and pathology.

The Clinical Team at NRCTC


Prof David Kavanagh

David Kavanagh is the Professor of Complement Therapeutics at the NRCTC. He is the clinical lead for the adult aHUS service and head of aHUS diagnostics service.


Prof Neil Sheerin

Neil Sheerin is a a Consultant Nephrologist at the Freeman Hospital, and is Professor of Nephrology at Newcastle University.


Dr. Sally Johnson

Dr Johnson is the Lead Clinician for Paediatric aHUS. She leads translational research into complement-mediated renal disease.

Dr. Edwin Wong

Dr Edwin Wong is a Consultant Nephrologist at the National Renal Complement Therapeutics Centre and the Freeman Hospital’s Renal Services Centre. He is also an associate clinical lecturer at Newcastle University.


Dr. Michal Malina

Dr Michal Malina is a Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist at the RVI’s Great North Children’s Hospital where he specialises in atypical haemolytic-uraemic syndrome and peritoneal dialysis.

Dr. Emma Montgomery

Dr Emma Montgomery is a Consultant Nephrologist at the Freeman Hospital’s Renal Services Centre specialising in renal transplantation, haemodialysis, vascular access and pre-dialysis care.

Christine Maville

Christine Maville is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the NRCTC.  Christine has put her significant specialist nursing experience to good use in helping to drive forward substantial changes to the nursing service offered at the NRCTC. Christine works across all different disciplines and agencies to ensure patients with aHUS receive the care they need to manage their condition

Claire Turnbull

Claire Turnbull is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the NRCTC . She spent the beginning of her career as a staff nurse on the paediatric surgical ward within the Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle. Claire was keen to develop her career as a specialist nurse and joined the NRCTC in April 2021

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