Dr Stephen Marks, MD MSc MRCP DCH FRCPCH is Reader and Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology at University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. He is clinical lead for renal transplantation and Deputy Director of the National Institute for Health Research Great Ormond Street Clinical Research Facility at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. He is currently chair of the British Association for Paediatric Nephrology and UK Renal Registry Audit and Registry committee having previously been the chair of the National Health Service Blood and Transplant Paediatric Kidney Advisory Group. His research continues to date in the fields of renal transplantation (including innovative drug trials concerning new anti-rejection therapies and assessment of children post-renal transplantation), systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis. He is on the editorial board for “British Journal of Renal Medicine“ and is associate editor for “Pediatric Nephrology” and “Pediatric Transplantation”, which are the journals of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association and the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA). Having been chair of the Publications and Communications Committee, he is now a Councillor of IPTA.