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Meet our Team


Sharon Shenfine

Associate Dean, Director of Learner Support and Faculty Development / Emergency Medicine Consultant / CertMedEd

Sharon had worked as an Emergency Medicine consultant in the Northern Region for over ten years.

She has been actively involved in postgraduate education during this time both within her own Trust and on a regional basis, having been a Training Programme Director for the Acute Care Common Stem Programme.

Sharon is Director of Learner Support and Faculty Development in addition to developing and delivering training packages to both trainees and trainers across HEE-NE in a Clinical Trainer role. She is an ILM level 5 qualified coach and provides coaching to our regions trainees as part of the Educational Support Service

Alyson Williamson

Senior Business Manager / CertMedEd (ESME) PGCert Clin Leadership

Alyson manages the regional Trainee Support Service and takes the lead in designing and delivering the faculty development programme to supervisors and trainees.  She has previously held roles at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and the Royal College of Physicians of London (JCHMT). This has given her wide ranging experience of providing targeted support to trainees both in Trusts and regionally, coaching all grades of medical staff and supporting trainers to tackle training concerns including undermining behaviours.   She is a qualified Healthcare Leadership Model 360 feedback facilitator and MBTI Step 1 Facilitator.  She has presented at national and international medical education events and published commissioned educational modules for BMJ e-learning.

Kulvy Fedriche

Programme Support Coordinator / PG Cert Management Studies / PG Dip Management Studies

Kulvy is responsible for the operational management of the education section but also supports the education faculty in the delivery of training to doctors and trainees from the north east & north Cumbria. She has worked within the training and education field for approximately 9 years, previously as Specialty Programme Coordinator for Academics, Trauma and Orthopedics, Urology and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery.  She brings with her a wealth of knowledge from working in both the public and private sectors. 

Linda Maxwell

Programme Support Administrator / Assoc. Member of CIPD

Linda is responsible for the administration to the Team and the organisatation of events across the North East.  She also assists with the administration to The Supported Return to Training Programme (SuppoRTT) for HEE NE.

She has worked within HR and Medical Staffing  for the NHS for 15 years both for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust and the Lead Employer Trust and has a wealth of knowledge about Modernising Medical Careers.

John Davison

Associate Dean, Clinical Trainer / Consultant Physician and Geriatrician / MBBS PhD FRCP(Edin) CertMedEd

John develops and facilitates workshops in all aspects of clinical and educational supervision of postgraduate trainees for all speciality training programmes in medicine and dentistry. As a clinical and educational supervisor for over ten years, he has significant interest and responsibilities in postgraduate education, particularly educational support for clinical and educational supervisors of trainees with differing needs. He has served as Assistant Director of Medical Education at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for five years, supporting delivery and quality assurance of postgraduate training in over 70 specialty training programmes.

Sohom Maitra

Associate Dean, Deputy SuppoRTT Clinical Lead/Emergency Medicine Consultant//MBBS MRCS PgC(Med Ed) MAcadMed FHEA FRCEM

Sohom is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Major Trauma at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne. 

He is an educational and clinical supervisor to Foundation, Core and Higher trainees and has been a postgraduate medical education and Foundation programme tutor at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2014. He has recently completed a 2 year term (2016-2018) as his Trust’s Guardian of Safe Working Hours. He is Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect of the North East Regional Board of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

He is Training Programme Director for ACCS Training and Lead TPD for Doctors with Differing Needs for Emergency & Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine training.  He is Deputy Lead for The Supported Return to Training Programme (SuppoRTT) for HEE NE.

Sohom’s main focus area is professional development and support for trainees and trainers alike, in all aspects of their respective educational milestone achievement. Particular focus is aligned to emphasising the challenges, solutions and waypoints in ‘differing need’ doctor training experience, support and management. 

Tricia Walker

Leadership and Management Fellow / Trauma & Orthopaedics / ST6 / BSc MB BS MRCS

Trish is an Orthopaedic doctor in training here in the Northern Deanery. She will be taking a year out of the training programme to join the team at HEE NE as a Clinical Fellow in Leadership & Management.

She has a strong interest in medical education and is currently in her third year of a Master’s in medical education.

Improving training is something that Trish is particularly passionate about, she sits on the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association committee as secretary, through this role she has represented doctors in training on other important committees such BOA trauma group, JCST and ICBSE.

Trish combines her love of trauma and motor sport by working as a motor sports doctor at several racetracks across the county.

Patrick Williams

Leadership and Management Fellow / Trauma & Orthopaedics / ST7 / MBBS MRCS PG Cert Clin Ed

Patrick (better know as Paddy) is taking a year out of his training as a Trauma and Orthopaedic doctor in training, having just completed ST6, to work as one of our clinical leadership and management fellows.

He is a Newcastle University graduate and has stayed in the region for all of his training.  He undertook a PG Cert Clin Ed at Durham University and is hoping to be part of the inaugural intake of students on Northumbria University’s Masters in Strategic Leadership in Public services.

He has a background in leadership having worked as part of the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association and delivered their Educational Congress last year as well as being involved with the #HammerItOut campaign.

He is currently working on the outlines for an educational symposium to be run in October 2020. Outside of work Paddy is a keen squash and golf player.

Matt Gray

Leadership and Management Fellow / Trauma & Orthopaedics / ST3 / MBBS MRCS BSc (Hons)

Matt is one of three Leadership and Management Fellows in the 2019/2020 cohort and ordinarily works as an orthopaedic doctor in training in the North East.

As a doctor in the middle of postgraduate training, he has interests across quality improvement, safety, medical/surgical education and the role of technology in training and healthcare.

Recognising the unrivalled value of a fellowship year, he is looking to build his understanding of both educational and strategic leadership within HEE and at trust level across the region.

Away from work, you will find him either enjoying a run, watching the Falcons at Kingston Park or in the North Sea (on his surfboard)!