DoctorsTraining was first established by Dr Liz Spencer in 2008 and leadership was transferred to Dr Simon Frazer in 2019.
We continue to grow as collaboration of inspirational medical educators, executive coaches and leadership experts, working together to provide professional development and support for doctors by doctors.
Dr Simon Frazer
Director DoctorsTraining, Paediatrician
Former DME and Deputy Medical Director
Simon led the education services in an acute trust for 8 years as the Director of Education and Deputy Medical Director. He has worked with HEE on several initiatives around faculty development. He has a passion for medical education and is a practising ILM qualified executive coach alongside a senior appraiser role for NHSE. He is also the education advisor to Medical Education Leaders UK (NACT).
Mrs Amanda Smith
Business and Development
As an experienced business and development manager, Amanda managed programmes, events and business accounts at Barnardo’s for over 20 years. She has extensive experience in event management and client relationships.
Dr Emily Muirhead
Emily is a GP, educator, appraiser and an executive ILM qualified coach in West Yorkshire. Emily is passionate about communication and using these skills to facilitate a better work:life balance to avoid stress and burnout. She is also a professional jazz singer, giving her a unique style in connecting with people.
Dr Mark Slade
Mark has held leadership roles within the NHS as a clinical director, medical director and responsible officer. He is a committed educator and enjoys excellent feedback as a coach, mentor, educational supervisor and appraiser. He is an appraiser of medical directors for NHS England. He completed the international health and social care leadership programme of the University of Yale school of public health and regularly teaches on leadership and its components.
Dr Sarah Coope
For 20 years, Sarah was a GP and gained extensive experience in delivering communication and professional skills training for doctors across specialties. She also provides regular training for doctors through HEE and MPS members globally. Sarah is a qualified appraiser, coach, mentor, and mediator who works with clinicians and managers in various healthcare settings to identify the root cause of issues and create a safe space for problem-solving.
Dr Dipesh Odedra
Dipesh is a consultant anaesthetist and Postgraduate Director of Medical Education at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Dipesh introduced a successful MTI fellowship program and expanded it to recruit successfully additional Trust doctors. Due to his experience, he was invited to be on the RCoA MTI leadership group since its formation and has delivered talks to new MTIs and potential hosts hospitals on the college workshops. In his current role, Dipesh leads on international relationships for the Trust and is now sharing his experience with other specialties to assist in the workforce challenges in the junior grades and how to integrate additional posts and roles into the junior workforce and securing new talent pipelines to expand senior decision maker grades
Dr Suzy Jordache
After 17 years of clinical experience in psychiatry and palliative care, Suzy spent 11 years working with a medical defense organisation, reducing medicolegal risk and professional burnout. She mentored an international faculty of 50 presenters, researched and developed face-to-face and online training in resilience, burnout, and associated risk in healthcare settings. Suzy also trained doctors in reliability science, ergonomics, and cognitive biases affecting patient safety. She personally coached hundreds of doctors, reducing the risk of claims or referrals to regulatory bodies and increasing joy in work. Suzy worked with doctors globally, giving her a unique insight into their strengths and vulnerabilities in the workplace.
Dr Peter Taylor
Peter, a former Director of Medical Education, worked 10 years as a Deputy Postgraduate Dean. He holds a Masters in Medical Education and an ILM (level 5) in Coaching and Mentoring. He has a keen interest in developing, implementing, and assessing educational materials for healthcare trainees and their supervisors. Peter has conducted educational quality reviews for various healthcare providers. He strives to improve the quality of training experiences for learners and trainers.
Dr Andy Davies
Andy is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Associate Director of Medical Education for Clinical Skills, Simulation, and Technology Enhanced Learning. He established the renowned @LeedsEDSim program and broadened the in-situ simulation and debriefing community across the trust in a multi-professional, multi-specialty manner. He is interested in Human Factors and non-technical skills training in simulation. As an accredited Executive Coach, Andy supports doctors in training through points of transition. He has experience in Clinical Leadership roles, RCEM EM Leaders development program, and previously held education lead roles.
Dr Sanjay Suri
Sanjay is a Consultant Paediatrician and former Training Programme Director with the School of Paediatrics in Yorkshire and. He has a longstanding interest in Resilience. He developed his interest in Mindfulness and has completed an 8-week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course (developed by Jon Kabat Zinn at Harvard) and is currently training to be a MBSR teacher with Bangor University (North Wales) Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.
Dr Andrew Long
Andrew is a consultant in paediatrics and has worked as Deputy Medical Director and RO at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Andrew was Chair of the National Association of Clinical Tutor; Head of the London School of Paediatrics and Associate Dean in the University of London from 2009 until 2014 and Vice President for Education at Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health from 2013 until 2018. He was involved in establishing the Professional Support Unit and Careers Service for the London Deanery and has more recently been involved in the work of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges leading the work on remediation for doctors in difficulty.
Dr Shubhada (Shub) Suri
Shub is a GP, Trainer and mindfulness teacher and has trained at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP), University of Bangor, Wales. She has an interest in Medical Education and has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Sheffield. She has facilitated several introductory and 8-week courses in mindfulness for the NHS during the pandemic. She then worked as a SAS doctor prior to qualifying as a GP in 2005.She has been a GP trainer since 2010 and is currently supervising Advanced Care Practitioner (ACP) training.
Dr Kath Rowe
Kath has been a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia for over 10 years, having trained in Yorkshire, the East of England and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. . She has held leadership positions in deteriorating patients, organ donation, appraisal and revalidation and clinical effectiveness. Kath has recently completed an Executive MBA which includes level 7 CMI accreditation in Management.
Dr Sara McDouall
Sara is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Berkshire Hospital and has been Associate DME for 4 years, focusing on trainee support and wellbeing. She is also Training Programme Director for Speciality trainees in Thames Valley and Anaesthetics’ wellbeing lead. Sara has a keen interest in education and completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education and is an ILM5 qualified coach. She collaborated with Thames Valley PSWS to create Survive and Thrive, a regionally run course for all trainees, helping them understand themselves and thrive in their medical careers.
Dr Yvette Oade
Yvette is the Medical Director for NHSE and former Chief Medical Officer & Deputy Chief Executive for Leeds Teaching Hospitals. She led the transformation of the trust, improving staff engagement, quality of care, and financial performance. Yvette was instrumental in implementing the Leeds Improvement Method in collaboration with the Virginia Mason Institute and led significant improvements in Research & Education. During the pandemic Yvette provided leadership to the Y&H Nightingale Hospital and Vaccination programme.
Dr Sophie Price
Sophie is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine working across acute trust and community services. She has a specialist interest in Medical Education, completing a Masters degree in 2014 and a subsequent fellowship with HEE in Wessex, leading the group of regional Medical Education Fellows. She has run and published a number of qualitative research studies in medical education for postgraduate trainees and professional support. She is an experienced facilitator, teaching on regional and national multi-professional programmes, including courses for specialty training, enhanced communication skills and training the trainers.
Dr Jane Thurlow
Jane trained in anaesthesia and has had a keen interest in Medical Education for most of her medical career. She has worked as a Director of Postgraduate Medical Education in 2014, stepping down from this role in 2017 to become Associate Dean for Education and Faculty Development in Severn Deanery. She then went on to become the Associate Dean for Professional Education and Development as SW lead, HEE-SW in 2020. Jane has expertise in supporting local and national initiatives for the continuing professional development and accreditation of education and clinical supervisors, as well as postgraduate medical training programs.
Mrs Sarah Johnson
Sarah is an Organisational Development Manager and Leadership Development Specialist within the NHS. She believes in supporting leaders and managers through coaching, mentoring and personal development interventions and programmes to help them to be as effective as possible to ensure delivery of excellent services to all service users. Sarah delivers Institute of Leadership and Management qualifications for individuals to become executive, workplace and strategic coaches and mentors.
Dr Jamie Reed
Jamie is Dean of Medical Education and Director of the Centre of Medical Education at Cardiff University School of Medicine. He is also SAS Lead for the Royal College of Physicians. An Associate Specialist in Geriatric Medicine by background, Jamie has pursued an education career alongside his clinical roles, undertaking academic training before stepping into his SAS role. Jamie’s interests in medical education include how doctors develop their professional identities, a topic his PhD focussed on. This research and education background has been especially useful in informing work creating and delivering on the Royal College of Physicians’ SAS Strategy.
Mrs Emma Fisher
Emma is a Leadership Development Specialist Consultant with over 15 years’ experience of working for the NHS & private sector. She supports leaders and managers through coaching, mentoring and personal development interventions and programmes to help them be as effective as possible. Emma delivers Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) 5 and 7 qualifications for individuals to become coaches and mentors. She has a systemic approach and has delivered coaching to senior leadership teams and supported Trusts to develop internal coaching and mentoring strategy.
Dr Rob Macpherson
Rob works as a part time early intervention psychiatrist in Gloucestershire. Throughout his career Rob had a significant involvement in medical education, having been clinical tutor, training programme director for general adult psychiatry and for seven years head of Severn School of psychiatry. He was also involved in the development of appraisal in his trust and was lead for appraisal for a number of years. He has had a number of college roles, including seven years as Director of South West Training, and membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists recruitment committee.
Dr Shumontha Dev (Shum)
Shum is a consultant in Emergency Medicine at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He works as a Deputy Director of Medical Education and the lead Foundation Training Programme Director. He is on the Council of NACT-UK, representing the Foundation Programme. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Shum gained the Masters in Medical Education and is an accredited executive coach.
Dr Monica Negoita
Monica is a consultant in Community Child Health. She trained in Romania, Republic of Ireland and the UK and comes with a wide view on medical education in different settings. Monica has a keen interest and growing experience in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. She has been the chair of the Yorkshire and Humber regional Level 3 trainee-led paediatric training programme and has driven the programme’s development and restructuring for online delivery through the COVID19 pandemic. She also helped deliver regional programmes including Ethics principles in medical research, teaching and supervision skills.
Mr Dan Berral
Dan is a consultant Surgeon and Deputy Director of Education. He is passionate about quality in training and supervision and enhancing the working relationship between supervisors and trainees. He delivered trainer bootcamps as part of the Improving Surgical Training pilot, is clinical lead for the Royal College of Surgeons of England Excellence in Surgical Supervision course and faculty on their Training the Trainers course. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and faculty for their NOTSS (non-technical skills for surgeons) course.
Dr Mayada Elsheikh
Mayada is a consultant in Emergency Medicine, having had an interest in medical education early on in her training she took a post in Simulation & Medical Education introducing a technology enhanced learning (TEL) programme. She also developed virtual resources to train educators in using TEL. Her time in the simulation fellowship has helped her develop an interest in non-technical skills and unconscious bias which she incorporates in her teaching sessions. As an international medical graduate (IMG) she developed a particular interest in IMG education and has delivered courses tailored to the non-clinical needs of IMGs.
Dr Bob Philips
Bob Phillips is an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Oncology at Leeds Children’s Hospital and Senior Clinical Academic at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York. Bob has worked extensively to promote and teach evidence-based practice with the Yorkshire Deanery, providing training to multidisciplinary groups and individuals. He has worked with the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine in Oxford, UK, and also the Centre for Evidence-based Child Health (Institute of Child Health, London, UK). He edits the evidence-based practice sections of the Archives of Diseases in Childhood, and is an associate editor of the journal.
Dr Marwan Bukhari
Marwan a consultant Rheumatologist, director for postgraduate and undergraduate medical education and academic foundation tutor. He is also the editor in chief of the journal Rheumatology (Oxford). He is the northern regional advisor for NRAS and the north west coast musculoskeletal NIHR lead. He is the north west co representative on medical education leaders.
Mr Chris Caddy
Christopher is a ‘rewired’ Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon. His career spanned senior positions in clinical, educational, managerial and leadership. Trained as ILM Coach/Mentor and in FLOW (team) Coaching. His qualifications: Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators, Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and Senior Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leaders and Managers. He leads on mentorship development for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, as a Member of Council.
Dr Jen Russell
Jen is an Emergency Medicine Consultant in Leeds, who is a dedicated appraiser, mentor, assessor, and educator. Her academic interest lies in performance and assessment, which drives her to enable others to better understand its importance, advocate for collaboration in learning, and role-model effective feedback practice. With a distinction in her master’s in clinical education, Jen is highly effective in facilitating learning and development in both virtual and face-to-face environments.
Dr Pria Krishnasamy
Pria is an experienced Sport & Exercise Medicine physician and is passionate about a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) of the UK and was appointed as the Honorary Secretary of the FSEM UK in 2022. She has experience in working at national and international sports events including the London 2021 Olympics and Paralympic Games as well as the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Jane is a consultant anaesthetist who has worked in both tertiary teaching and district general hospitals. As an educator she has been a clinical supervisor, an educational supervisor, a foundation training programme director and is currently an Associate Dean for Faculty Development in East of England. She has held numerous leadership positions and posts in patient safety and is trained in QI methodology including LEAN. She has published on Consent, and essential legal matters for medics.
Dr James Storey
James is a Consultant Acute Physician and has experience as an Associate Director for Medical Education with lead role of Simulation Lead for his trust and Simulation. He completed his FMLM Advanced Medical Leadership programme and a PGCE in Clinical Education. His areas of interest are utilising Simulation methodology, specifically focusing on the importance on non-technical skills/human factors, to improve quality of healthcare delivery, patient safety and the training of doctors.
Dr Nic Morgan
Nic is a consultant orthogeriatrician and has a strong interest in medical education is an experienced educational supervisor, trained mentor, appraiser and held role of TPD for geriatric medicine. More recently she has worked as a Clinical Tutor during which she has focussed on developing learning opportunities and support for locally employed doctors specifically those from international medical backgrounds. She is currently an associate medical director in University Hospitals Leicester and her focus is on developing and supporting the medical workforce.
Dr Shirley Remington
New to our team
Dr Amie Burbridge
Amie is a Consultant Acute and General Physician, who has a Master’s in Medical Education. She is a member of the education faculty at the Royal College of Physicians and is the Head of Quality and Wellbeing at West Midlands Deanery School of Medicine. Amie’s area of interest focuses on teaching clinical reasoning and cognitive biases and promoting good communication to enhance the trainee-trainer relationship. Amie is passionate about medical podcasting as an alternative way to educate.
Dr Andrew Tresidder
New to our team
Dr Kevin Smith
New to our team
Dr Will Carrol
New to our team
Dr Emma Hodgson
Dr Emma Hodgson
New to our team
Dr James McFetrich
New to our team
Special thank you……..
Dr Liz Spencer
Mrs Elaine Frazer
Ms Anna Frazer
Liz founded DoctorsTraining in 2008 and retired as a consultant anaesthetist in Gloucestershire in 2017. She obtained her diploma in Medical Education, University of Bristol in 2005 and is an Executive Coach (ILM Level 7). She was Director of Medical Education for ten years and elected onto NACT UK Council in 2004, Chair 2006-9 and Education Adviser until 2018. She has published guidance for NACT UK members and nationally on many aspects of medical education.
She developed a Faculty Development programme for her Trust, assisted the Severn Deanery and HEE SW develop materials for their Trainers and has travelled the country developing Faculty, particularly Educational & Clinical Supervisors. She has presented nationally and internationally on Supporting Doctors in Difficulty and delivered Leadership in Medical Education courses for NACT UK, RCS (London) and the London Deanery.