Council Members

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Council Members2019-04-05T11:58:35+00:00
Dr Janet Barrie
Dr Janet BarriePresident
Dr Janet Barrie is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Oldham Hospital.
Her clinical interests include obstetrics, vascular anaesthesia and acute pain.
Educational interests: teaching and learning (how people learn is a fascinating topic!) and the doctor in/with a difficulty. She is the Trust Specialty Training Lead for ACCS
Outside work: fell walking and local history.
Dr Peeyush Kumar
Dr Peeyush KumarSecretary
Dr Peeyush Kumar is a Consultant Anaesthetist at University Hospital Coventry with a passion for education and training. His main interest is in anaesthesia for HPB/Upper GI and ENT surgery
He is the Course Director for the Coventry Final FRCA SOE course and undergraduate Specialty Lead for Anaesthesia for University Hospital Coventry.
Dr Sarah Wimlett
Dr Sarah WimlettTreasurer
Dr Sue Walwyn
Dr Sue WalwynCouncil Member
Dr Walwyn is a Consultant anaesthetist based in a large DGH with an interest in education. She has spent time being an educational supervisor, a college tutor and is currently a TPD for West Yorkshire. Her interest in education has motivated her to complete a diploma in post graduate clinical education, participate in trust programmes for educational supervisors and organise practise OSCE/ VIVA courses, as well as trainee preparation for interviews.
Dr Nirmala Soundararajan
Dr Nirmala SoundararajanCouncil Member
Dr Soundararajan is a consultant anaesthetist with an interest in a paediatric anaesthesia, working in a teaching hospital and am a Training Programme Director for Anaesthesia in East Yorkshire.
She has been involved in undergraduate education, foundation training, have instructed on ATLS, IMPACT and EPLS and have contributed, as faculty, to various FRCA practice courses.
She is the linkman scheme coordinator for the APAGBI and a member of the APA’s professional standards committee.
Professor Cyprian Mendonca
Professor Cyprian MendoncaCouncil Member
Cyprian Mendonca is consultant anaesthetist at University Hospital, Coventry, Honorary Associate Professor at Warwick Medical School and Featherstone Professor of AAGBI (2016-2018). He is the Trust lead for core clinical education at University Hospital. He is the course director for human factors and airway training courses at Coventry. He has co-authored six books in anaesthesia, written chapters and published several peer reviewed research papers related to airway management. He is an examiner for Royal College of Anaesthetist and Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).
Dr Richard Ramsaran
Dr Richard RamsaranCouncil Member
Dr Ramsaran have been a consultant and educational supervisor at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust since August 2016, having completed his training in the North West. His clinical and research focus is perioperative medicine including dual training in Intensive Care Medicine.
He has an interest in medical education, having completed the PGCME and a Medical Education Fellowship, He also has an interest in Leadership and Quality Improvement (QI), having completed a Masters Degree and Medical Leadership Fellowship, working closely with FMLM and other bodies.
Twitter: @richramsaran
Dr Michelle Denton
Dr Michelle DentonCouncil Member and Immediate Past Secretary
Dr Denton has been a SEA UK council member since 2014. She is a consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals and have had an interest in both delivery and management of education. She had College Tutor responsibilities before becoming director of anaesthesia and theatres. In her director role she line manages non training grades which includes educational and re-educational responsibilities
Dr Alistair Burns
Dr Alistair BurnsCouncil Member - Webmaster
Dr Burns is a consultant anaesthetist working within the West Midlands. He has enjoyed numerous roles within education delivery over the course of his training. He recently graduated in the Masters in Medical Education.
During his training he has participated as an assessor for Warwick Medical School’s selection process and as an examiner for Birmingham University final year students. He now acts as a Senior Academic Tutor for Birmingham students and helps organise the regional Core Training teaching program.
Dr Omer Farooq
Dr Omer FarooqCouncil Member
Dr Farooq is a Consultant anaesthetist in Grimsby. He has a keen interest in education, regional and obstetrics anaesthesia.
Dr.Farooq has completed 12 months OOPE as “Clinical Educational Leadership fellow’, is a member of Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) and is working towards post graduate certificate in Medical Education.
Dr Sarah Fadden
Dr Sarah FaddenTrainee Representative on Council
Dr Sarah Fadden is an Army Anaesthesia SpR.
She has developed interests in medical education and pre-hospital medicine.
She has faculty experience of various courses and a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education has enabled her to appreciate how medical education theories may be implemented in practice.
When she is not working, she enjoy running and taking my border collie Blake out for long walks.
Dr Natasha Santana-Vaz
Dr Natasha Santana-VazTrainee Representative on Council
Dr. Santana-Vaz is an anaesthetic registrar in the Warwickshire School of Anaesthesia. Her main clinical interests include paediatric anaesthesia and hepatobiliary/ upper GI. She regularly teaches at Coventry FRCA courses and is an examiner for Warwick medical school.
Russell Ampofo
Russell AmpofoRCoA Representative Lay member
Russell Ampofo is Director of Education, Training and Examinations at the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), and is responsible for developing and delivering the education, training and examination strategy in the UK and overseas.
Previous to working at RCoA, he worked for the Faculty of Public Health as Head of Education and Training for over 9 years, with a remit for training, curricula, exams, recruitment and quality
He is also a Director or eIntegrity who are a community interest company who provide access to high-quality eLearning outside of the UK.
He enjoys running, calligraphy and learning Romanian
Dr James Sylvester
Dr James SylvesterCo-opted Trainee representative on Council
Dr Sylvester is currently taking a year out of anaesthetic training and working as a SAS grade doctor in south Yorkshire. He is interested in Intensive care medicine and regional anaesthesia.
He currently organise a training course for medical students prior to starting F1, aiming to fill the gaps from medical school. He also has an interest in teaching ultrasound and is part of a team delivering a new US ILA to the local medical school curriculum.
Catherine Smith
Catherine Smith Administrator
Catherine Smith began working at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in February 2007. She was offered the opportunity of being the CMT Coordinator for the south region looking after approximately 130 Core Medical Trainees in the south and supporting the Training Programme Director, four Deputies and the RCP Tutors in the Regional Hospitals. She has been in this role now for the last 6 years. In addition to this she is also the Doctor’s Mess Secretary and coordinate the Grand Round and Acute Medicine Programmes in Rotherham.
She has now worked as the Administrator for SEA UK for over 6 years.