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University of Nottingham, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences QABME Visiting Team Biographies QABME Visiting Team for 2008/09 Professor Anne Garden (Team Leader) Director, Centre for Medical Education, Lancaster University Anne Garden graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1973. Having completed her postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in hospitals around the North of Scotland by obtaining the MRCOG in 1979, Anne spent a formative year as Senior Registrar in Cape Town, South Africa before returning to the UK in 1981. A brief spell in Glasgow, a Senior Registrar post in Edinburgh and a year as a Research Fellow in Toronto Canada filled in the years before being appointed Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Liverpool in January 1987. She became a Fellow of the RCOG in 1994. Anne's interest in Medical Education developed in this post particularly in the late 1990s when she was heavily involved developing and delivering the new undergraduate MBChB programme, initially as Phase 2 Director before being appointed Director of Medical Studies in January 2001, Professor of Medical Education in 2003, and Head of School of Medical Education in 2004. She became a member of the Institute of Teaching and Learning in 2001. In 2006, she took up her current post with a remit of developing undergraduate and postgraduate medical education at Lancaster University. Anne was a Subject Specialist Reviewer for Medicine for the Quality Assurance Agency from 1998 - 2000. She is external examiner at Trinity College Dublin, Barts and for the Graduate Entry Programme at St George's Medical School. She successfully bid for £4.5million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to set a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for developing Professionalism in Medical Students at the University of Liverpool. Anne maintains her clinical work, having a particular interest in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology and has authored/edited two books on the subspecialty. Professor Trudie Roberts (Deputy Team Leader) Professor Medical Education and Director Medical Education Unit University of Leeds School of Medicine Professor Roberts graduated from Manchester with a degree in Medicine and a BSc in Anatomy. She undertook her early medical training in Manchester and her research in immunological responses to lung tumours at the Paterson Laboratories in Manchester and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. In 1995 she was appointed Senior Lecturer in Transplant Immunology at the University of Manchester and Director of the New Heart New Start Transplant Laboratory at the University Hospital of South Manchester. In 2000 she was appointed Professor of Medical Education and Director of the Medical Education Unit at the University of Leeds. She previously chaired the MBChB committee and had responsibility for the undergraduate course at Leeds. Her main interests and expertise are in the areas of assessment of competence, professionalism, inter-professional education and widening access and participation. She has published papers on inter-professional education, disabilities and assessment and contributed to the QAA document on benchmarking in medicine. She has examined for the PLAB assessment and examines for the RCP PACES exam. In 2003 she was appointed by the Secretary of State to sit on the General Medical Council for Osteopathy as educational advisor and she chairs their Education Committee. She is a council member of the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) in the UK and sits on the ASME Executive. In 2004 she was elected to the executive committee of the Association of Medical Education in Europe. Following the successful HEFCE bid in 2005 she became the director of the West Yorkshire Consortium - Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CETL) focused on Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS) which is a multidisciplinary project involving 5 Higher Education Institutions. In January 2006 she took up the role of Head of the School of Medicine in Leeds. Mr Philip Brown Philip is a freelance consultant in the area of medical education and higher education administration, having spent 20 years working within the University of London, most recently as Academic Registrar at St George’s. During his time at St George’s he was closely involved with curriculum development, co-ordinating the development and implementation of the new 5-year course in 1996, and taking a leading role in developing the plans for the innovative 4-year Graduate Entry Programme in 2000. Philip’s experience covers most areas of student and course administration and curriculum development. He has a particular interest in admissions policy, working with the Australian Council for Educational Research on the introduction, implementation and evaluation of aptitude testing in UK medical schools. He also carries forward from his days as an Academic Registrar an interest in the area of student health and conduct, and particularly how medical schools have developed their fitness to practise procedures. Ms Raisha Nurani Raisha Nurani is currently a third year medical student at St Georges, University of London. She is actively involved in organisations such as Medsin and has a particular interest in educating and building awareness of health inequalities in both local and global communities. In her spare time, Raisha volunteers at a student helpline service. Professor Janice Rymer Janice Rymer is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at King's College School of Medicine at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals. She qualified with MBCHB in 1981 from the University of Auckland and became a member of the RCOG in 1987 and fellow of the RANZCOG in 1990. She was awarded her MD thesis from the University of Auckland in 1994. She was made a fellow of the RCOG in 2005. Her areas of special interest are Minimal Access Surgery, Ovarian Failure, Female Genital Mutilation and Medical Education. She has published over 100 peer reviewed papers, 7 first author textbooks and 2 other textbooks. She is in charge of the Reproductive and Sexual Health undergraduate curriculum for King's College, London, and runs a DRCOG course twice a year for trainee General Practitioners. She has been an OSCE chairman for the RCOG and ran the RCOG Part II courses for the last 3 years. Other extramural positions include Member of the RCOG Council 1997-2005 and Member of the British Menopause Society Council 1986-1992. She is currently on the General Medical Council team for assessing new medical schools and on the PMETb Appeals Committee. She is currently the Continuing Professional Development Officer for the RCOG. Dr Mairi Scott Dr Mairi Scott is currently Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners in Scotland. She worked as a GP in an inner city practice in Glasgow for more than 20 years where she was also a trainer for 13 years, and a Senior Tutor in the Medical School of the University of Glasgow for 9 years. She is now Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Tayside Centre for General Practice, University of Dundee where she is responsible for the Communication Skills course. In conjunction with these roles she maintains a range of teaching, presentation and publication work that reflects her strong commitment to learning and development and to the improvement of clinical practice. As well as working for the RCGP, she also represents General Practice on many working groups within the NHS in Scotland and the Scottish Executive including the Delivering for Health Implementation Board. Mairi is committed to ensuring that medical schools and postgraduate training provide the educational opportunities that allow students and young doctors to become skilled, competent and committed professionals able to care for their patients to the highest possible standards. She lives in St Andrews, Fife, with the youngest three of her five children. Dr Fiona Sim Currently, Coordinator of the London Teaching Public Health Network and part-time inner city GP. Fiona Sim has held senior posts in public health, NHS management and in medical education in London, including Director of Public Health, Trust Medical Director, associate Dean of postgraduate medical education; formerly Head of Public Health Development at the Department of Health. Former hon Director of Training of Faculty of Public Health. Other current professional interests include: hon senior lecturer, UCL; joint editor of Public Health; member, Board, UK Voluntary Register for PH Specialists; member, Board, Faculty of Public Health; vice-chair, Royal Institute of Public Health; and General Medical Council Fitness to Practice panel member. Rev David Taylor David Taylor is Deputy Director of Medical Studies at the University of Liverpool. David's particular area of responsibility in quality assurance and enhancement, but he has been Director of Problem-Based Learning since the new Liverpool Curriculum started in 1996. David has a long-standing interest in the student experience, and until recently was Faculty Senior Tutor, organising the pastoral care of around 1500 students. David has served time as external examiner for the medical schools of Hull/York, Leicester and Khartoum, and has served as educational consultant to several medical schools, both in the UK and overseas. Until 2006, he was visiting professor of education at the University of Cape Town. Dr Niten Vig Niten graduated from the University of Oxford in July 2006, having taken a BA in Physiological Sciences in 2003. He served as President of the University-wide Medical Society, and has represented students on committees relating to welfare, academic matters and curriculum reform. He was a member of the panels visiting UCL, Cardiff and Sheffield medical schools. He is due to start Core Medical Training in August 2008.