The Team

Dr Johann Grundlingh EM and ICM Consultant Barts Health NHS Trust

Dr Johann Grundlingh
EM and ICM Consultant
Barts Health NHS Trust

Johann is the chair person of the group. As a consultant in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, he frequently deals with various types of severe poisonings and works as the lead for Toxicology at the Royal London Hospital Emergency Department. As a European registered Toxicologist, he has an interest in criminal poisoning and has assisted the police and Criminal Prosecution Service in many such cases and is keen to establish Emergency Physicians as leaders in Emergency Toxicology through training and experience.




Becky Maxwell

Dr Becky Maxwell

Once described as a “smaller than expected” Northern Irish girl who has crossed the Atlantic to reside in the West Count
ry. Rebecca is an Emergency Medicine Consultant, who developed an interest in Toxicology throughout her training. Working in an Inner City ED, knowledge of toxicology comes in very useful, not only at the weekend but pretty much any day of the week. Having recently completed the Toxicology Diploma in Cardiff, Rebecca hopes to work towards becoming a European Accredited Toxicologist. Other medical related interests include social media (@maxirebecca), FOAM (Free Open Access MedicalEducation) and simulation. Rebecca has recently become the Severn Regional Lead for CEM Foamed Network. Rebecca is using these interests to build a website and social media account for the working group, watch out for “EMToxBox” coming to a computer near you in the future. When
not in work, Rebecca found watching sport (any kind of sport!) but particularly cheering on Arsenal or Ulster Rugby. Let’s not judge her based on these facts………


Dr Ed Walker Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust

Dr Ed Walker
Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust

I have been working in emergency medicine for almost thirty years, and am just about to join Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust as a senior clinical fellow. My principal interest in terms of toxicology is carbon monoxide, and I have been trying to raise awareness of this, through various means, since 1998. Last year I co-authored a review article in the journal ‘Cortex’ on the neurotoxicology of carbon monoxide. I have a particular interest in raising awareness among physicians, who can have a vital role to play in avoiding fatal outcomes


Dr Lauren Fraser

Dr Lauren Fraser

I am an Emergency Medicine registrar with a subspecialty interest in paediatrics. I developed an interest in toxicology during my Acute Care Common Stem medicine block with a Toxicology firm. I completed the DipMedTox distance learning diploma through Cardiff University in 2013. I have been involved in writing and publishing two e-learning modules on toxicological topics on the RCEM learning website. I continue to use my toxicology expertise in my day to day work in Emergency Departments in London.