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Faculty

Avneet Gill is a Diagnostic Radiographer by trade and now works within imaging research, specifically relating to Artificial Intelligence algorithm testing. She has previously worked coordinating imaging teams within busy Accident and Emergency departments and now has a focus on project managing commercial/non-commercial research studies in her field.
 
Her personal interest in leadership, coaching and mentoring has led her to write, present and disseminate pieces of work on these topics to her peers, as forms of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Avneet is a graduate of Next Generation Leaders Programme.

Avneet Gill

NGLP Lead (Coaching)

Avneet Gill is a Diagnostic Radiographer by trade and now works within imaging research, specifically relating to Artificial Intelligence algorithm testing. She has previously worked coordinating imaging teams within busy Accident and Emergency departments and now has a focus on project managing commercial/non-commercial research studies in her field.

Her personal interest in leadership, coaching and mentoring has led her to write, present and disseminate pieces of work on these topics to her peers, as forms of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Avneet is a graduate of Next Generation Leaders Programme.

Aimee is a senior anaesthetic trainee at Oxford University Hospitals. She graduated from the Emerging Leaders Programme in 2020 while completing a Trainee Improvement Fellowship at HEE Thames Valley. 

Her fellowship focussed on providing support for doctors who have taken time out of medical training for a variety of reasons. She has an interest in medical education, mentoring and quality improvement.

Aimee joined the ELP faculty in 2020 and is responsible for coaching and speaker engagement.

Dr Aimee Manicom

ELP Lead (Coaching)

Aimee is a senior anaesthetic trainee at Oxford University Hospitals. She graduated from the Emerging Leaders Programme in 2020 while completing a Trainee Improvement Fellowship at HEE Thames Valley.

Her fellowship focussed on providing support for doctors who have taken time out of medical training for a variety of reasons. She has an interest in medical education, mentoring and quality improvement.

Aimee joined the ELP faculty in 2020 and is responsible for coaching and speaker engagement.

Dr Anne Gordon has a clinical background in occupational therapy, is a post-doctoral clinical researcher and leader. Anne has developed and delivered education for clinicians and administrators across professions. She has experience in pan-professional operational and strategic leadership at executive level in the NHS and in regional and national policy contexts. She is also a trained executive coach and mediator. Anne has extensive experience of working clinically at consultant level and in transforming, creating and leading multi-professional regional services.

Dr Anne Gordon

Director

Dr Anne Gordon has a clinical background in occupational therapy, is a post-doctoral clinical researcher and leader. Anne has developed and delivered education for clinicians and administrators across professions. She has experience in pan-professional operational and strategic leadership at executive level in the NHS and in regional and national policy contexts. She is also a trained executive coach and mediator. Anne has extensive experience of working clinically at consultant level and in transforming, creating and leading multi-professional regional services.

Claire Pulford is the Director of Medical Education for Oxford University Hospitals.

Dr Claire Pulford

ELP Organisational Lead (Medical Education)

Claire Pulford is the Director of Medical Education for Oxford University Hospitals.

Jaason Geerts, PhD, is an accomplished leader in the field of healthcare and education. He currently holds the position of Vice-President of Research and Leadership Development at the Canadian College of Health Leaders. With a PhD in Leadership Development for Professionals from the University of Cambridge, his career spans roles in leadership speaking, training, consulting, and academic teaching. Jaason is recognized for his expertise in public speaking and teaching, and he has contributed significantly to research and graduate-level teaching on leadership and expertise.

Dr Jaason Geerts

Vice-President of Research and Leadership Development at the Canadian College of Health Leaders

Jaason Geerts, PhD, is an accomplished leader in the field of healthcare and education. He currently holds the position of Vice-President of Research and Leadership Development at the Canadian College of Health Leaders. With a PhD in Leadership Development for Professionals from the University of Cambridge, his career spans roles in leadership speaking, training, consulting, and academic teaching. Jaason is recognized for his expertise in public speaking and teaching, and he has contributed significantly to research and graduate-level teaching on leadership and expertise.

World Economic Forum Global Shaper and Schwarzman Scholar passionate about preventative health. Jordan is a medical doctor by background, and has a decade’s experience working in the health technology sector.

Jordan is a passionate problem solver and has experience in implementing change in challenging environments. In 2013 he co-founded the London Forum of Science Policy, a think tank bridging the gap between academia and policy. Within the first year, the institute published 3 policy papers, and authors were able to present their work at London City Hall, the European Commission and on BBC. Jordan also founded pocketNurse, an award-winning company that was inspired by witnessing the inherent flaws within the current clinical education system.

Jordan has taken on new and different roles of leadership that has brought their own challenges and have required a different set of skills. From joining the British delegation to the G20 Summit in Hangzhou to becoming Managing Director at Knightsbridge Tuition, he tries to use his experiences to improve the world around him.

Dr Jordan Abdi

Non-Executive Director

World Economic Forum Global Shaper and Schwarzman Scholar passionate about preventative health. Jordan is a medical doctor by background, and has a decade’s experience working in the health technology sector.

Jordan is a passionate problem solver and has experience in implementing change in challenging environments. In 2013 he co-founded the London Forum of Science Policy, a think tank bridging the gap between academia and policy. Within the first year, the institute published 3 policy papers, and authors were able to present their work at London City Hall, the European Commission and on BBC. Jordan also founded pocketNurse, an award-winning company that was inspired by witnessing the inherent flaws within the current clinical education system.

Jordan has taken on new and different roles of leadership that has brought their own challenges and have required a different set of skills. From joining the British delegation to the G20 Summit in Hangzhou to becoming Managing Director at Knightsbridge Tuition, he tries to use his experiences to improve the world around him.

Abbas Sardar is a doctor currently completing a clinical fellowship within the Ambulatory Assessment Unit at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Abbas graduated from the Emerging Leaders Programme in 2020 whilst completing his foundation training in the Oxford Deanery.

He has a particular interest in quality improvement and medical education, and is currently completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education.

Abbas joined the ELP as a faculty member in 2020 and is responsible for speaker recruitment and course delivery.

Dr Abbas Sardar

ELP Lead (Workshops)

Abbas Sardar is a doctor currently completing a clinical fellowship within the Ambulatory Assessment Unit at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Abbas graduated from the Emerging Leaders Programme in 2020 whilst completing his foundation training in the Oxford Deanery.

He has a particular interest in quality improvement and medical education, and is currently completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education.

Abbas joined the ELP as a faculty member in 2020 and is responsible for speaker recruitment and course delivery.

Alex is currently undergoing GP training, following a 2 year fellowship in the Ambulatory Care Unit at Oxford University Hospitals. 

Alex has attended several courses including; Emerging Leaders Programme, Value Based Healthcare (Harvard University Business School), Edward Jenner Programme (NHS Leadership Academy), OUH QI Hub and a Module in Professional Practice (Bucks New University). 

Alex is currently a RCP Chief Registrar, undergoing the flagship leadership programme to develop into a future clinical leader. He is training to become a GP, after previously completing a dynamic two-year fellowship at the Ambulatory Care Unit within Oxford University Hospitals. Along this journey, Alex has been a continuous learner, seizing opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills through various courses and programmes.

Among these enriching experiences, Alex has delved into the Management in Medicine programme (Green Templeton College), as well as the Emerging Leaders Programme (Thrum Leadership) and Edward Jenner Programme (NHS Leadership Academy). In addition, he has completed a PGCert in Professional Practice (Bucks New University), as well as a 'Value-Based Healthcare' course at the renowned Harvard University Business School, refining their understanding of delivering high-quality care efficiently.

Alex has actively engaged in enhancing quality and innovation within healthcare through his participation in Quality improvement at several stages throughout his career, and continues to provide hands-on mentoring experience in driving quality improvement initiatives and fostering a culture of continuous enhancement.

These diverse experiences have ignited Alex's passion for Quality Improvement and Leadership within Healthcare. With a robust foundation built upon these experiences, Alex is poised to make significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare delivery, driving positive change and improving outcomes for patients and staff alike.

Dr Alex Bunn

ELP Lead (Projects)

Alex is currently undergoing GP training, following a 2 year fellowship in the Ambulatory Care Unit at Oxford University Hospitals.

Alex has attended several courses including; Emerging Leaders Programme, Value Based Healthcare (Harvard University Business School), Edward Jenner Programme (NHS Leadership Academy), OUH QI Hub and a Module in Professional Practice (Bucks New University).

Alex is currently a RCP Chief Registrar, undergoing the flagship leadership programme to develop into a future clinical leader. He is training to become a GP, after previously completing a dynamic two-year fellowship at the Ambulatory Care Unit within Oxford University Hospitals. Along this journey, Alex has been a continuous learner, seizing opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills through various courses and programmes.

Among these enriching experiences, Alex has delved into the Management in Medicine programme (Green Templeton College), as well as the Emerging Leaders Programme (Thrum Leadership) and Edward Jenner Programme (NHS Leadership Academy). In addition, he has completed a PGCert in Professional Practice (Bucks New University), as well as a 'Value-Based Healthcare' course at the renowned Harvard University Business School, refining their understanding of delivering high-quality care efficiently.

Alex has actively engaged in enhancing quality and innovation within healthcare through his participation in Quality improvement at several stages throughout his career, and continues to provide hands-on mentoring experience in driving quality improvement initiatives and fostering a culture of continuous enhancement.

These diverse experiences have ignited Alex's passion for Quality Improvement and Leadership within Healthcare. With a robust foundation built upon these experiences, Alex is poised to make significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare delivery, driving positive change and improving outcomes for patients and staff alike.

I am a paediatrician, with interests in Medical Education and Paediatric Palliative Care. These interests are strangely interwoven. In palliative medicine the focus is on holistic care and good communication. Within MedEd, I have developed and maintained ‘The Oxford Paediatrics Hub’, a single platform for communication, education and collaboration within the deanery. Using quality improvement/leadership principles learnt through the ELP course, the project has evolved, now developing a bespoke trainee portal as a Health Education England Trainee Improvement Fellow. And of course, I felt I had to come back and be a part of the fantastic ELP team!

Dr Charlotte Holland

ELP Lead (Website)

I am a paediatrician, with interests in Medical Education and Paediatric Palliative Care. These interests are strangely interwoven. In palliative medicine the focus is on holistic care and good communication. Within MedEd, I have developed and maintained ‘The Oxford Paediatrics Hub’, a single platform for communication, education and collaboration within the deanery. Using quality improvement/leadership principles learnt through the ELP course, the project has evolved, now developing a bespoke trainee portal as a Health Education England Trainee Improvement Fellow. And of course, I felt I had to come back and be a part of the fantastic ELP team!

Esse became a consultant paediatrician in 2006 and accredited mediator in 2014. She gained a PhD in vaccine development research in 1989 before qualifying as a doctor from Bristol Medical School in 1994 then training in Melbourne, Australia and South East England to specialise in Infectious Diseases & Immunology. In 2012, she helped develop the Evelina Resolution Project with MMF while she was a consultant at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Esse is one of the principal trainers working with MMF to deliver training and coaching in understanding and managing conflict to multidisciplinary health and social care professionals around the UK and internationally. She mediates conflicts in healthcare and workplace settings. Esse has been a course director for the Guy's & St Thomas' MRCPCH Clinical Examination Course in London since 2012 and is certificated in Compassion Training from the Centre for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford, USA (2019) and Mindful Self Compassion Training (Kristen Neff/Christopher Germer model), London, UK (2019).

Dr Esse Menson

Programme Director

Esse became a consultant paediatrician in 2006 and accredited mediator in 2014. She gained a PhD in vaccine development research in 1989 before qualifying as a doctor from Bristol Medical School in 1994 then training in Melbourne, Australia and South East England to specialise in Infectious Diseases & Immunology. In 2012, she helped develop the Evelina Resolution Project with MMF while she was a consultant at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Esse is one of the principal trainers working with MMF to deliver training and coaching in understanding and managing conflict to multidisciplinary health and social care professionals around the UK and internationally. She mediates conflicts in healthcare and workplace settings. Esse has been a course director for the Guy's & St Thomas' MRCPCH Clinical Examination Course in London since 2012 and is certificated in Compassion Training from the Centre for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford, USA (2019) and Mindful Self Compassion Training (Kristen Neff/Christopher Germer model), London, UK (2019).

James Hong is a doctor and graduate student at the University of Oxford, pursuing a MSc and MBA thereafter.

James completed the Emerging Leaders Programme in 2020 as a FY2 doctor at Oxford University Hospitals. During this time, he implemented leadership and quality improvement skills learnt from the programme to spearhead multiple QIPs leading to Trust-wide prizes.

James joined the ELP as a faculty member in 2020 and is responsible for programme curriculum, speaker engagement, and coaching.

Dr James Hong

ELP Faculty (Curriculum)

James Hong is a doctor and graduate student at the University of Oxford, pursuing a MSc and MBA thereafter.

James completed the Emerging Leaders Programme in 2020 as a FY2 doctor at Oxford University Hospitals. During this time, he implemented leadership and quality improvement skills learnt from the programme to spearhead multiple QIPs leading to Trust-wide prizes.

James joined the ELP as a faculty member in 2020 and is responsible for programme curriculum, speaker engagement, and coaching.

Joao Galante is a Clinical Oncology registrar at the London/KSS programme, and a MSc candidate at the Institute of Cancer Research.

Joao worked as an engineer in Poland, before studying medicine between there, the UK and the United States, and working at Oxford University Hospitals as a medical doctor.

Alongside his involvement in quality improvement, trainee representation, engagement and teaching, Joao has been a core faculty member, facilitator and tutor for the Emerging Leaders Programme since 2018, after graduating from the first edition of the ELP.

Dr João Galante

ELP Lead (Evaluation)

Joao Galante is a Clinical Oncology registrar at the London/KSS programme, and a MSc candidate at the Institute of Cancer Research.

Joao worked as an engineer in Poland, before studying medicine between there, the UK and the United States, and working at Oxford University Hospitals as a medical doctor.

Alongside his involvement in quality improvement, trainee representation, engagement and teaching, Joao has been a core faculty member, facilitator and tutor for the Emerging Leaders Programme since 2018, after graduating from the first edition of the ELP.

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