Trainee Lead & President – Sid Gowrishankar

MDS, MFDSRCS, FFDSRCSI, FDS (Lectureship), MRCS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

ST6 in Oral and maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)  at John Radcliffe Hospital.

I graduated with honours in dentistry in 2000 from Chennai, India, followed by a 3 year post graduate masters  degree in OMFS including a post graduate thesis (2005). I completed my medical degree at  Barts and The Royal London hospital (2010), before which i had secured my Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS)with RCS England (2006)  & Fellowship of faculty of Dental Surgery (FDSRCSI) with RCS Ireland (2007). I completed core surgical training in North west Thames/ Imperial college with an MRCS from RCS England.(2013)

I have always had a keen interest in teaching and education and I am currently an honorary lecturer at RCS England and have been conferred the FDS Lectureship for teaching at the college for the last 10 years. I have organised and conducted multiple national level courses for Specialist Registrars In OMFS and taught at various national and international conferences. I am the Education and CPD rep for the BAOMS (British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) FiT Council.

My main interests are in Course development, Simulation training and learning in a multi disciplinary environment.


Past Trainee Lead – Angus McKnight


I am a consultant neuro-anaesthetist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. During training in the Oxford and London Regions I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Oxford. My interests are in practical skills acquisition and simulation, and I have worked with the OxSTaR team in the development and running of simulation suite and in-situ scenarios.


Secretary – Ashvina Segaran

MBBChir, MA (Cantab.), MRCS (Eng.), PGCert Med Ed

ST5 in General Surgery Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

I qualified from University of Cambridge, and worked in East Anglia before taking up Specialty training in Thames Valley.  I currently hold the role of Chief Anatomy Demonstrator. I oversee the Anatomy demonstrators who are responsible to teach University of Oxford medical students, and liaise with the Anatomy Department. I also help to organise MRCS anatomy teaching sessions for Core Trainees.  Apart from Anatomy demonstrating, I also do clinical bedside teaching – I have been a University of Oxford Surgical Tutor, and also a surgical tutor for Green Templeton College and Univ College.


Treasurer – Ann

 Bio coming soon…  

Faculty Advisor – Denis O’Leary

 Bio coming soon…  

Higher Specialty Rep – Alexis

 Bio coming soon…  

Core Trainee Rep – Stuart van der Greeff

MA (Oxon.), BM BCh, MSc / @oxunimef / OUMEF on Facebook

SHO in Emergency Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital

I completed my medical degree in Oxford and returned to undertake an MSc in education (Learning & Technology) where I conducted research into the observer role in high-fidelity simulation training. I teach students and foundation doctors at the University’s simulation and skills laboratories, and at Green Templeton College. I run OUMEF’s online presence, please contact me for any queries related to the website, Facebook page, or Twitter feed.

Foundation Rep – Angela Sheard

I went to medical school in Oxford and completed F1 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. I have been interested in medical education for a number of years, being part of the Med Ed schemes run by Oxford University. As an F1 doctor I set up an OSCE preparation programme for fourth year medical students, and later organized a one-day starter course for medical students about to begin F1. My particular interest is in near-peer teaching, on which I have published in The Clinical Teacher. Having completed the DLT programme as part of OUMEF, I am currently a Teaching Associate with Green Templeton College and regularly deliver both bedside and classroom teaching.


Administrative Officer – Lynne Roberts

I joined the Department of Paediatrics in September 2015, coming from a background of 15 years working as Executive Assistant to the Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit in Oxford

I now work as Personal Assistant to Professors Peter Sullivan and Irene Roberts.  Professor Sullivan is also the DME and is heavily involved in the work of the OUMEF.  When the Ledingham Lectures were set up I was heavily involved in the organisation and venue finding for them and have continued with this work ever since.

I also assist Dr Denis O’Leary with the organisation and set up of the Developing Teaching and Learning for Medical Educators Course.  I also assist Denis with setting up any Buddy Scheme Seminars and also liaise and help to arrange the OUMEF appraisals.

So I work in the background of the OUMEF, trying to make sure that events are publicised, venues sought and the smooth running of these events.