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Miss Chantelle Rizan


Chantelle Rizan is an ENT Research Fellow at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), and former Sustainable Surgery Fellow at CSH.


Chantelle is in the last year of her PhD at BSMS in which she uses 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. 

This PhD was funded by Health Education England and a Surgical Research Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng).


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.

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