Miss Chantelle Rizan

Sustainable Surgery Fellow 2018-21

Chantelle took time out of training in ENT surgery to join CSH in September 2018 as the first Sustainable Surgery Fellow, facilitated by Health Education England and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The  Fellowship enabled her to study for a PhD at Brighton & Sussex Medical School, using carbon footprinting and life cycle assessment methods to identify carbon hotspots within the operating theatre, and to evaluate alternative products and processes with lower environmental impact. Chantelle seeks to translate her research into practice and to influence policy as a founding member of the RCSEng Sustainability in Surgery working group, and is working with the UK Health and Climate Change Alliance as an academic advisor on a national report on how to meet Net Zero Carbon within surgery. Having completed the Fellowship she remains involved with CSH as an Associate.