Who we are

Christian Brown

Christian is a Consultant Urologist to King’s and Guy’s Hospital, London and was appointed in 2008. He specialises in the minimally invasive treatment of prostate cancer and performs solely robotic procedures now after a 10 year history of performing laparoscopy. Christian is a keen researcher in both benign and malignant prostate disease and supervises higher trainees doing PhDs and mentors consultant in robotic surgical procedures.


Alice Coptcoat

Founder and Chairman of the Malcolm Coptcoat Trust.
As Malcolm’s wife, Alice was inspired by his enthusiasm, dedication and innovative flair in Urology. She set up the Trust in 2000 whilst building a successful freelance garden design business, being actively involved in a number of charities and raising two sons. Alice has a degree in maths from Somerville College, Oxford and spent a number of years in banking before training as a garden designer.


Prokar Dasgupta

Professor Prokar Dasgupta is an Academic Urologist based in London, UK. He was appointed as Consultant Urologist to Guy’s Hospital, London in 2002 where he pioneered robotic urological surgery within the UK. He is credited with the “Dasgupta technique” of injecting Botulinum toxin in overactive bladders. He became the first Professor of Robotic Surgery and Urological Innovation at King’s College London in 2009. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the BJUI.


Beatrice Hollond

Beatrice Hollond is currently a Non-Executive Director of M & G Group Limited and on the Board of US based Brown Advisory. She is also a Non-Executive Director of three UK quoted investment trust companies and on the Board of Utility Warehouse plc.
She is currently an Advisory Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and chairs its Investment Committee, is a trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and a member of the Financial Advisory Group of Salisbury Cathedral. Previously she worked for Credit Suisse Asset Management for 16 years. She is a graduate of Pembroke College, Oxford University.


Kit Hunter Gordon

Kit is the managing director and majority shareholder of the finance and venture capital group, The Summit Group, which he founded in 1985. He is also chairman of the venture capital fund, Seraphim Capital. Prior to founding The Summit Group Kit worked for JP Morgan in London and New York and also for J Rothschild. Kit is chairman of the charity Resources for Autism and he is a graduate of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University.


Clarissa Martyn-Hemphill

Clarissa qualified from the University of Leeds in 2011 and moved to London for foundation and core surgical training. She is a Urology registrar on the South Thames rotation under the guidance of many of Malcolm’s former colleagues and friends. She has her sights set on medical student and trainee engagement in exciting innovations in simulation, mentoring and fundraising in this role.


Peter Thompson
Peter trained at Kings College Hospital; his earlier surgical training was in London and the southeast, and he spent 18 months in South Africa before returning to the Institute of Urology, London to complete his urological training.
He was originally appointed to Kings College Hospital as a Consultant Urologist where he is Clinical Lead of the department of Urology.