Current Fellows

Hasanen Al-Taiar

Specialty: Forensic Psychiatry
Place of Work: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Biography: I have a variety of interests: mainly in medical education, leadership, and research. I am an academic tutor at Oxford University Department of Psychiatry and have finished a diploma in higher education (PGDipLATHE) at the University of Oxford Learning Institute.
I am involved in educational committees at the Royal College of Psychiatrists (Trainee support group, Mentoring Group, Iraq Sub-committee and Diaspora Organisations). I coordinate the Link trainee scheme which helps new psychiatry trainees settle in their first few months of training. I am the Psychiatry lead Tutor at OxPal Medlink which offers online and face tutorials to medical students and psychiatry residents in Palestine. I am the Secretary of the British Arab Psychiatric Association (BAPA) and the Iraqi Mental Health Forum (IMHF-UK).
In research, I am currently working with a team of academics and clinicians on the development of a novel, web-based, violence risk-monitoring instrument for use in forensic patients with psychoses and another project on the use of melatonin in acute mania.
Ambitions: To build up a new generation of enthusiastic psychiatrists and clinical educators, and internationally to set up specialised forensic psychiatry services in the Arab World.

Fadi Issa

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Place of Work: Oxford
Information: I am a Clinical Lecturer in Plastic Surgery. I have always had a keen interest in teaching and I am currently involved in tutoring medical students at a variety of levels. I am a preclinical tutor at Exeter College where I give weekly tutorials to 1st year students in ‘Organisation of the Body’. In my role as Clinical Lecturer I am also surgical tutor to 4th year Clinical students. As a clinical academic I have supervised academic trainees during their laboratory attachments, lectured on research methodology to DPhil students and Clinical Fellows, and taught on a postgraduate course in transplantation sciences at the Transplantation Society Congress. In addition I have helped establish the weekly teaching programme in plastic surgery for Foundation trainees rotating through the Department of Plastic Surgery and I currently lead the Plastic Surgery teaching programme for Core Surgical Trainees in HETV. I am dedicated to developing my teaching skills further and continuing my involvement in tutoring.

Angus McKnight

Specialty: Anaesthetics
Place of Work: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Email: angus.mcknight(at)
Information: 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.

Interests: Practical skills, simulation, human factors

Marjan Ghazirad

Specialty: Psychiatry

Neil Patel

Specialty: Acute Internal Medicine
Place of Work: Thames Valley NHS Trusts
Email: Twitter: @neilpatel999

Non-Clinical Qualifications: PGDipMedEd (Cardiff University)
FHEA (Higher Education Academy)
PGCert Medical Leadership (Birkbeck College/RCP)
Medical Education Roles: Early Careers Group Chair (AoME)
Vice Chair Trainee Special Interest Group (ASME)
Society of Acute Medicine National Trainee Rep (SAM)

I am an ST5 Acute Medicine Trainee and national trainee representative for Acute Internal Medicine. I have been involved in Medical Education throughout my undergraduate and postgraduate training. I first got involved in Medical Education as faculty for Birmingham PLABcourse, teaching a module and running a mock OSCE in Birmingham for Refugee Doctors sitting their PLAB Part 2 exam to obtain a licence to practice medicine in the UK. Subsequently, I went on to obtaining postgraduate qualifications in medical education and medical leadership with a particular interest in educational change and organisational leadership.
I have completed a number of teaching and leadership fellowship posts with Imperial College School of Medicine, University of Birmingham, and Health Education East Midlands. These fellowships have given me the opportunity co-ordinate modules, write and evaluate OSCE and written assessments, and experience in curriculum development and mapping.
A combination of my medical education and medical leadership experience has led to my interest in social learning theory, knowledge management, buddy/mentoring, and career management. I am currently involved in creating and nurturing national forums and networks for ASME & AoME applying knowledge management theory, as well as being involved with the FMLM Think Tank on the implementation of Junior Doctor Forums. My work at a national level is part of a steer toward Medical Education being a recognised specialty in healthcare.

Martin Wilcock

Specialty: Renal and General Medicine
Place of Work: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Information: After medical school in Cambridge I completed my foundation training in the Eastern deanery and core medical training in the London Deanery. I am currently a renal and general medical registrar in the Oxford deanery.
I have always had a strong interest and passion for medical education. My particular interest is in small group teaching and mentorship for which I have a broad range of experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have completed a postgraduate certificate in medical education from Dundee University and I am currently working towards a diploma in medical education.
Interests: Small group teaching, mentoring

Victoria Stoll


Hosnieh Marbini

Specialty: Anaesthetics
Place of Work: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Information: I am an ST7 trainee in Anaesthesia. Over the last decade, I have been active in clinical undergraduate and postgraduate teaching on three different continents. This has included acting as a clinical tutor at Green Templeton College and as a senior examiner in Malawi, carrying out bedside and multidisciplinary training in Australia and organising the inaugural regional clinical governance meeting in Malawi. I have also completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education looking at the interaction of junior doctors with social media.
Interests: Teaching clinical acumen, Adult learning in low income settings

Nada Al-Asadi

Specialty: Psychiatry

Noel Peter

Specialty: Orthopaedics

George Harston

Specialty: Geratology and Stroke Medicine
Place of Work: University of Oxford
Interests: I am involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
I chair the Oxford Medical Registrars’ Forum, in which role I have established the weekly case based discussion teaching aimed at medical registrars on the John Radcliffe site. The Oxford Medical Registrars’ Forum is also delivering other educational projects including the improved dissemination of monthly general medical teaching days and awareness of learning opportunities within the OUHFT.
Since 2010 I have been the Sherrington Lecturer at Magdalen College. I am responsible for the standard entry and graduate entry medical students in the clinical (latter) half of their courses. I am also involved in providing lectures and tutorials for the 5th year students during their Geratology attachments.
My research interests centre on the use of MRI techniques to better understand the pathophysiology of brain disorders, in particular stroke.

Alison Lennox

Specialty: Psychiatry
Place of work: Oxford Health
I am a ST4 general adult psychiatrist. After medical school in Cambridge and UCL I completed foundation and core psychiatry training in the Oxford Deanery. I also completed a PGCert in medical education with Bristol University, am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and am involved in several training committees and new initiatives. I was keen to become an OUMEF in order to meet and think with other doctors who enjoy teaching. I am particularly interested in role models in medicine and teaching communication skills.

Nicholas Riley

Specialty: Orthopaedics
Biography coming soon

Ann Ogbemudia

Biography coming soon

Mital Shah

Specialty: Ophthalmology
Place of Work: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Information: I went to Nottingham medical school where I graduated in 2010 and stayed in the area for my foundation programme training. After this I began my ophthalmology speciality training in the Oxford deanery and I am currently an ST4. I have had an interest in medical education ever since graduating from medical school. As an FY1 I led an OSCE skills teaching scheme for final year medical students at my hospital. I continued teaching medical students OSCE skills as an FY2. During my ophthalmology specialty training I have spearheaded an electronic teaching link for our regional teaching weekly teaching session which allows trainees to view and participate in our teaching sessions from their respective hospital sites.

Laura Spiers

Specialty: Medical Oncology
Biography coming soon

Mamatha Oduru

Specialty: Genitourinary Medicine
Biography coming soon

Anika Sud

Specialty: Anaesthetics
Biography coming soon

Luis Lee

Specialty: Anaesthetics
Biography coming soon

Sara Warraich

Specialty: Paediatrics
Biography coming soon

Anna Barrow

Specialty: Anaesthetics
Biography coming soon

Ashvina Segaran

Specialty: General Surgery
Biography coming soon

Michael FitzPatrick

Specialty: Gastroenterology
Place of Work: Oxford University and OUH Foundation Trust
Information: I am a gastroenterology registrar and clinical research fellow at the John Radcliffe Hospital undertaking research into mucosal T-cell immunology in coeliac disease. I have a particular interest in medical education. I have written and presented seminars on practical skills for new doctors (the “Doctor, come quickly…” programme), have been a problem-based learning facilitator and clinical skills tutor and have been an OSCE examiner. I have also produced films, online modules and high-fidelity simulation scenarios for medical education in the past. I currently tutor clinical students at Magdalen College and have an interest in medical ethics, politics and management.
I am a member of the Oxford Medical Registrars’ Forum, Chairman of the Oxford Trainee Physicians’ Committee and am the Oxford representative on the Royal College of Physicians’ national Trainee Committee.

Maheshi Ramasamy

Specialty: Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine
Biography coming soon

Russell Senanayake

Specialty: Diabetes and Endocrinology
Biography coming soon

Aynsley Cresswell

Specialty: General Practice
Biography coming soon

Helen Dee

Specialty: General Practice
Biography coming soon

Nicholas Jones

Specialty: General Practice
Biography: I am an Academic Clinical Fellow and ST3 in General Practice, currently working at 19 Beaumont Street Surgery and the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.
I studied medicine at Newcastle University before completing my Foundation training in London and then spending 2 years working in Acute Medicine in Sydney.
I have a Masters in Clinical Education from Newcastle University and have taught at The Queen’s College and Green Templeton College in Oxford building on my previous experience teaching Newcastle and Imperial medical students. I am interested in expedition and pre-hospital medicine having worked with the RNLI and undertaken a medical trip to the Himalayas in 2014.
My research interests are predominantly in cardiovascular medicine including Heart Failure and AF, though I have also undertaken studies in weight management, asthma and cancer detection from primary care.

John Jeffery

Specialty: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Place of Work: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Information: I trained at Imperial College London before coming to Oxford as a foundation year doctor and am currently on a Speciality Training Programme as an Orthopaedic Surgery Registrar. I hold a number of tutoring roles within Oxford University Medical School and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences which includes small group tutorials, bedside teaching, fracture fixation workshops, anatomy demonstrating and simulation training.

Will Cobb

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Biography: I’m a registrar in Plastic Surgery in the Oxford Deanery, having completed my core surgical training in the Oxford Deanery and Foundation training in the South Thames Foundation School. I am currently finishing my MSc in Surgical Science and Practice at Kellogg College, Oxford.
I have taught at Local, Regional and National levels, teaching Medical Students, Junior Trainees and Nurses. I currently teach Surgical skills and Anatomy/Dissection to Medical students, and have taught on the OxPRAS Plastic Surgical Skills course (National). I am a surgical tutor for clinical medical students and am involved with the teaching of Plastic Surgical topics for the core surgical trainee teaching programme. I have been involved with several teaching bodies, and until recently was faculty for the Oxford Deanery Foundation Surgical Society.
Interests: Simulation, Skills tutoring

Ali Qureishi

Specialty: ENT
Biography coming soon

Susanne Hodgson

Specialty: Infectious Diseases / Microbiology
Biography coming soon

James Chan

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

MA(Cantab), DPhil(Oxon), FRCS(Plast)


  • Specialty Registrar in Plastic Surgery
  • Cochrane Fellow
  • Oxford University Medical Education Fellow

My mission is to bring about translation of lab research to the clinic with the aim of improving patient outcomes. I am an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at NDORMS, University of Oxford, and Senior Registrar in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2004 and undertook Higher Surgical Training in the Oxford Deanery, culminating in the award of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Plastic Surgery) in 2018. Between 2010 and 2014, I embarked upon full time translational research as a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow and Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology.

Under the mentorship of Prof Jagdeep Nanchahal, Prof Nikki Horwood and Prof Sir Marc Feldmann, I identified the innate immune response as a therapeutic target and delineated the early inflammatory pathway in fracture repair, successfully defending my DPhil thesis in 2014. I was Senior Scholar of Lincoln College, University of Oxford, and recipient of other awards including the European Federation of Immunological Societies Travel Grant, Best Oral Presentation at the Bone Research Society meeting, Barron Prize (British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) and UK-Israel Regenerative Medicine Conference Travel Award. I have also received grants from the Paton-Masser Memorial Fund (BAPRAS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Since then, I resumed work as a plastic reconstructive surgery registrar in the Oxford Deanery while continuing with our lab research on the role of alarmins and the innate immune system on tissue repair. In 2016, I was awarded the Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers by the Academy of Medical Sciences.

As a clinician scientist, I have access to patients and human specimens both for ex vivo experiments as well as clinical trials. My clinical research experience as a Cochrane Fellow will also enable me to bridge the transition from the lab to clinic.

2016           Academy of Medical Sciences: Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers

2013           Patton-Masser Memorial Fund (BAPRAS)

2010-14      Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow

2012-4        Senior Scholar, Lincoln College, University of Oxford

2011            Surgical Research Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Alexis Economou

Specialty: Medical Psychotherapy
MD (Greece), MSc, MRCPsych, FHEA

  • Teaching Fellow OPPC
  • ST Medical Psychotherapy
  • CCT General Adult Psychiatry

I studied medicine (MD) at the University of Ioannina, in Greece. In the UK, I completed foundation, core psychiatric and higher training (CCT) in general adult psychiatry. On the way, I became increasingly interested in the areas of medically unexplained symptoms and personality disorder and I am currently training in medical psychotherapy (ST6).

In education, I have been an academic and clinical tutor and I currently teach small groups as a teaching fellow on the Oxford Postgraduate Psychiatry Course. I am interested in setting up educational projects on a local and wider scale. I attended the OLI Teaching Fellowship Preparation and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In research, I have been involved in setting up population based e-cohorts, RCTs and systematic reviews.

Yan Mei Goh

Specialty: General Surgery
Biography coming soon.

Amar Bhat

Specialty: General Medicine

MRCP (UK), MRCP (London), MRCP (Acute Medicine), PG Cert Med Ed (Dundee)

Associate Members

Suruchi Pandey

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Suruchi completed her under-graduate medical education from Banaras Hindu University in India where she graduated at the top of her medical school class. Her post-graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology was in the Oxford Deanery. She is currently a Clinical Fellow in Minimally Invasive Gynaecology at the Centre for Endometriosis and Minimally invasive Gynaecology in Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals.

Suruchi has a keen interest in teaching and has completed the Post-graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from the University of Oxford. She envisioned the Ledingham Lecture series which aims to inspire medical trainees to excellence through learning how inspirational leaders overcame challenges and now co-leads it.

Gael MacLean

Specialty: General Surgery

Stephan Hinze

Specialty: Neurology

Nicola Fawcett

Bio: Bio

Katrien Naessens

Kat Naessens has just completed her training in Palliative Medicine in the Oxford Deanery, and is due to take up a Consultant post in Reading in 2016. She is a clinical tutor at Harris Manchester College in Oxford.

Madhu Gangadhara

Specialty: Paediatrics

Prabir Patel

Specialty: Anaesthetics

Roba Khundkar

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Place of Work: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Interests: I am an ST8 in Plastic Surgery. I have been involved in many aspects of teaching and training at various levels all throughout my training. My current work involves setting up and running the Oxford School of Surgery Induction Day and being the Trainee Lead for OUMEF.
I am a teaching associate at Green-Templeton College and run surgical skills sessions as part of this. My special interests include developing methods for delivering excellence in surgical training in the UK and in less developed countries.

Farshad Shaddel

Specialty: Psychiatry
Place of Work: Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Biography: I am currently a senior registrar in psychiatry of learning disability (ST6) in Oxford rotation. I have done my formal training in teaching and leadership in higher education with University of Oxford (PGDipLATHE). I am involved in teaching and medical education in all three levels:

  • Undergraduate: Clinical/Academic tutor to Psychiatry Department of University of Oxford for 5th year medical students in their psychiatry rotation
  • Postgraduate: Affiliate lecturer to Oxford Brooks University/ Health Education Thames Valley
  • Doctors in career: Educational /Clinical supervising trainer at HETV (Former Oxford deanery)

In addition, I (as the first author) have published a number of papers in psychiatry and medical education most notably my papers about the impact of Policy-driven practice on medical education in the “Clinical Teacher” journal and the impact of EWTD on psychiatry training in the Psychiatrist journal.
My endeavour in the field of medical education has been recognised by the award of “Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy” in 2014

Honorary Members

Denis O’Leary

Eulogy Denis O’Leary

Peter Sullivan

Read Peter’s paper on Peer Observation of Teaching.

Alistair Buchan

Ashok Handa

Richard Canter

Lucy Cogswell

Chris Pugh