I am responsible for the academic team delivering the SGUL medical programmes.
I have worked at St. George's Trust for much of my working life starting as a Senior House Officer in ENT almost 30 years ago. I was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Surgical Education and Consultant to St George's in 2007. In the trust I hold Paediatric and Adult ENT outpatient clinics and operating lists and I have established regular virtual clinics in the department.
In the university I have held many roles over the years primarily leading the Surgical teaching for all specialties and Chief Examiner roles. I was Course Director for the MBBS programme for 5 years and I am currently Head of the Centre of Clinical Education with responsibility for the academic staff delivering the medical programme including the honorary staff at our all of our linked sites and the quality assurance of the clinical placements. I am delighted that the surgical skills teaching that I established as a satellite unit for the RCS is still thriving as a unique aspect of our medical programme as I believe that it is essential that all of our graduates have a good grounding in basic surgical skills whatever their future may hold.
I am currently the Director of Education for ENT UK which is a large professional organisation for ENT Surgeons and Allied Specialties in the UK based at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. I also sit on the Specialty Advisory Committee for ENT Surgery in the UK and in this role have a quality assurance responsibilitiy for National Selection of trainees in ENT Surgery. I have been a Surgical examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons for many years both in the UK and internationally and am an Honorary Fellow of the European Board Examination for ENT and Head and Neck Surgery.