Meet The Team


As well as a diverse range of approachable and enthusiastic consultants and trainees throughout the school, there are a number of key personnel who are responsible for various aspects of training and devlopment. Lets meet the team:


Regional Advisors

Head of Postgraduate School - Dr C Brennan (Birmingham)

Regional Advisor (Anaesthesia) - Dr J Budd (Hereford)

Regional Advisor (Intensive Care) - Dr M Patel (Sandwell & West Birmingham Trust)

Regional Advisor (Pain Medicine) - Dr Shyam Balasubramanian (Coventry)

Deputy Regional Advisor - Dr C Persad (Redditch)


Training Programme Directors (TPD)

Dr Zoe Huish - (Read more...)

Training Programme Director (CT1-2)


Dr Catherine Brennan - (Read more...)

Training Programme Director (ST3-7)


College Tutors

Dr Jim Brunning - (Read more...)

College Tutor (Royal Orthopaedic)

Dr Jane Pilsbury - (Read more...)

College Tutor (UHB CT1-2)

Dr Mike Clarke - (Read more...)

College Tutor (Worcester)


Dr Tim Day-Thompson - (Read more...)

College Tutor (Hereford)

Dr Mark Tindall - (

College Tutor (Russell's Hall)

Dr James Burns - (Read more...)

College Tutor (City and Sandwell)

Dr Ilyas Qazi - (Read more...)

College Tutor (UHB Stage 3)

Dr Elin Jones - (Read more...)

College Tutor (Birmingham Children's)

Dr Emma Plunkett - (Read more...)

College Tutor (UHB ST3-4)

Trainee Representatives

Dr Philip Harrington

Trainee Rep

Dr Menanta Van Velze

Trainee Rep

Dr Julia Blackburn



Dr Viraj Shah


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