My Clinical and Education Experience

Portfolio Medical Educator

2018 - ongoing

  •  Sessional Distance Learning Tutor, Centre of Medical Education, University of Dundee (August 2021- August 2022)

  • Honorary Adjunct Teaching Fellow in Medical Humanities,Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, Ireland: independently designed Special Study Module (SSM, six weeks), 'Creative Writing for Personal and Professional Development,'Year 1 MBBS medical students (February-May 2018)

  • Special Study Component(SSC)  Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK, independently designed  module 'Creative Writing for Personal & Professional Development' (eight weeks),Year 3 MBBS medical students (Academic Year 2018/19,2019/20 cancelled due to COVID-19)

  • Sessional Clinical and Communications skills tutor at QMUL Medical School, London (January 2019-ongoing)

  • Sessional Communications Skills tutor, Kings' College London Medical School(October 2020- ongoing)

  • Co-designed a Writing Workshop for Year 3 MBBS medical students to explore their thoughts, ideas and responses to key issues surrounding Patient Dignity, as part of the  Personal & Professional Development (PPD) Module November 2020-February 2021, for Year 3 MBBS Medical Students, Brighton & Sussex Medical School (Module Convenor:Dr Muna Al-Jawad, Senior Lecturer BSMS) 

  • 'The Poetics of Pain' Writing Workshop,Year 2 MBBS medical students, Brighton & Sussex Medical School (BSMS),as part of Poetry Special Study Component (Module Convenor:Dr Neil Singh, Senior Lecturer BSMS.

  • External Tutor, Special Study Module(SSM)'Disability:living with uncertainty,'  a new module I designed for Year 2 MBBS medical students SSM curriculum,Lancaster University Medical School (November-December 2020)

Associate Lecturer and Academic Assessor, BSc (Hons.) Health and Social Care Foundation level

April- June 2021

Teaching mature UK and international students, returning to study, on two modules: Self -presentation and self- reflection and Reading Modern Society.

Senior Teaching Fellow in Medical Education, Princess Alexandra NHS Hospital Trust, Essex, U.K.

September 2019-February 2020

I led on the organisation and delivery of interprofessional teaching for Year 3,4 & 5 MBBS Medical Students ,Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) of teaching including:

  • Year 3 Problem Based Learning (PBL)

  • Year 3 and 5 Simulation sessions

  • Year 4 Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics training and mock OSCES

  • Year Mock Finals OSCE exams 

Clinical Teaching Fellow, Medical School Education Consultancy (MSEC) University College London Medical School, U.K.

November 2018-August 2019

Working with medical schools in the Far East and Middle East: international business, enterprise, quality assurance role including writing and reviewing assessment items and new educational material for a range of year groups.

Invited Poetry and short prose reviewer

July 2016 -ongoing

Lecturer in Clinical Skills leading on Year 1 MBBS, St. Georges' University of London (SGUL), U.K.

August 2012-July 2015

My roles included:

  • Year 1 MBBS Clinical Skills and  Interprofessional Foundation Programme Lead 

  • Special Study Component Year 1 MBBS Lead

  • ​Personal tutor ​

  • Responsible Examiner for Year 1 MBBS OSCES  (assessment lead role)

MA in Clinical Education, Institute of Education

2010-2013

Dissertation: The potential roles of creative writing in healthcare education: a systematic review.

Project Manager National Training Programme in Rehabilitation Medicine,British Society of Rehabiltiation Medicine, U.K.

August 2011-December 2012

Pro bono national role, mapping the postgraduate curriculum and commissioning a database of 52 presentations from UK medical and allied health colleagues,that could be delivered across the UK for Specialist trainee train

Consultant and Clinical Lead in Neurological Rehabilitation, Albany Unit,National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

November 2009-July 2011

Clinical lead and sole consultant for 19 bedded Level 2 (District level) neurological rehabilitation unit, and educational lead for the Department of Rehabilitation at the Trust.

Consultant & Clinical  Lead in Neurological Rehabilitation,Bath Neurorehabilitation Unit,Royal Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases,Bath, U.K.

April 2007- September 2009

Clinical Lead and single-handed Consultant for the 26 bedded Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (Level 1 service), including the six bedded High Dependency Unit for patients requiring ventilatory support due to Low Awareness States and non-surgical causes of spinal injury; 9 bedded Adolescent Unit encompassing those with complex brain injury and the shared care of young adults with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,with my Paediatric colleague.

Specialist Registrar Training in Rehabilitation Medicine , Kent -Surrey- Sussex London Deanery

October 2002-April 2007

Training at Regional Rehabiltiation Unit (RRU) Northwick Park Hospital NHS Trust,Harrow (NPH), Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London (RNOH) , The Frank Cooksey Unit and The Lishman Unit, both then part of Kings' College Hospital NHS Trust (KCH) and Brain Injury Rehabiltiation Unit (BIRU), Edgware Hospital NHS Trust, London:

  • Amputee Rehabiltiation (RNOH) 

  • Community Rehabiltiation (NPH Harrow Community Team) Injury Rehabiltiation (RNOH)

  • Musculoskeletal Rehabiltiation (NPH, RNOH)

  • Neurological Rehabiltiation (RRU,KCH,BIRU)

  • Specialist Seating Unit for adults and children (RNOH) 

  • Spinal Injury Rehabiltiation (RNOH)

Postgraduate medical training, various NHS Trusts across London and Essex, U.K.

August 1996-October 2002

 General Medical training in London and Essex (1996-2002) followed by  Specialist training in Rehabilitation Medicine (October 2002 -April 2007), Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Northwick Park Hospital NHS Trust (NPH); Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH), The Lishman Unit, Kings' College NHS Trust (KCH)  and Brain Injury Unit (BIRU), Edgware General Hospital, London:

  • Neurological Rehabilitation NPH, KCH and BIRU)

  • Spinal Injury Rehabilitation (RNOH)

  •  Amputee Rehabiltiation (RNOH)

  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (NPH and RNOH)

  • Community Rehabiltiation including working with children, adolescents and adults with Specialist Wheelchair Seating needs (Harrow Community Rehabiltiation Team).

St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, Imperial College London

September 1991-July 1996

Training across various London Trusts