Dr Sue Walwyn
Dr Sue WalwynPresident
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 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.
Prof Cyprian Mendonca
Prof Cyprian MendoncaTreasurer
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 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 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 Claire Halligan
Dr Claire HalliganCouncil Member
Claire is a consultant anaesthetist based in a South Wales hospital with an interest in peri-operative medicine and education. In the early training years she completed the PGCME and this springboarded her interest and involvement in medical education. As a consultant she is an educational supervisor and can regularly be found examining for the medical school.
When she’s not working, her children and untrainable dog ensure there’s never a dull moment!
Dr Atideb Mitra
Dr Atideb MitraCouncil Member
I am a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital Grimsby. My current educational commitments include Faculty Tutor in Intensive Care Medicine and Foundation Training Programme Director as well as providing Educational Supervision for trainees. As a College Tutor in Anaesthesia I developed an interest in the theory underpinning medical education, which prompted me to complete a PGCHPE. I am involved with undergraduate teaching as an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Hull and York Medical School. I am a mentor for Focussed Intensive care Echocardiography and faculty for FEEL , UK and CCrISP courses. I am also an Examiner for the Primary FRCA examination.
Dr Sarah Fadden
Dr Sarah FaddenCouncil Member
Dr Sarah Fadden is an Army Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, based in North-West England. She incorporated a Simulation Fellowship in to her training, gaining teaching, technical and management skills in medical education, and is a Simulation Instructor in her Trust. She has also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Education. Sarah is a Faculty member for numerous civilian and military medical courses, and also part of the Military Anaesthesia Special Interest Group in Education and Training. She is a GMC Recognised Trainer, and air ambulance Paramedic Mentor. When Sarah is not working, she enjoys running and taking her border collie Blake out for long walks.
Dr Umair Ansari
Dr Umair AnsariCouncil Member
Dr Umair Ansari is a Consultant Anaesthetist at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) who graduated at the University of Southampton. He has an interest in medical education, patient safety and difficult airway management. He completed a fellowship in simulation and a Masters in patient safety and quality improvement at the University of Nottingham. His research interest includes use of ultrasound for airway management. He is involved with teaching of Medical Students at Warwick Medical School. His interests outside anaesthesia are in motorsport and he has been a Formula 1 doctor for the last 10 years at Silverstone, UK.
Dr Tracey Langcake
Dr Tracey LangcakeCouncil Member
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.
Dr Emily Murphy
Dr Emily MurphyCo-oped Trainee Editor
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
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.