Helping to ensure training is as awesome as possible

The MED Team

The Medical Education Directorate is led by Dr Simon Edgar and the Deputy Director, Dr Hannah Monaghan. There are Associate Directors of Medical Education (ADME) on each Lothian site.

MED Team

Dr Simon Edgar
Director of Medical Education
Consultant Anaesthetist
Marion Mackay
Service Manager
Dr Hannah Monaghan
Deputy Director of Medical Education
Histopathology Consultant, RIE
Comien Moffat
for DME, DDME and SM

Welcome from Hannah Monaghan


The Medical Education Directorate (MED) aims to develop and translate the NHS Lothian clinical education strategy by fully integrating medical training and education into the demands of a clinical service

The MED consists of a network of leaders across the 5 main sites:

  • Associate Directors (ADMEs)
  • Undergraduate Leads
  • Simulation Leads

There is also a team of dedicated ADME assistants led by the MED Service Manager (Marion Mackay) who can assist you in accessing additional information and support.


Our ADMEs are key to the quality assurance and governance of the teaching and training delivered on each site in NHS Lothian.
Dr Lesley Dawson
Oncology Consultant
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology
Mr Iain Hathorn
Undergraduate Lead (SJH, LB, PAEP)
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Dr Ross Paterson
ADME (Quality Education and Systems Improvement)
Intensive Care Consultant (WGH)
Dr Sara Robinson
Emergency Medicine Consultant
Mr Ken Stewart
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Dr Rob Waller
Consultant Psychiatrist

Educational Coordinators

Stacey Knox
Medical Education Coordinator
Nadia Mitchell
Education Coordinator, RIE
Mrs Jane McCrindle
Education Coordinator, RHSC
Lisa Simpson
Medical Education Co-ordinator (WGH)
Marion Wright
Local Education Coordinator (SJH)

MED Associated Staff

Lesley Burgess
Project Support Manager, MED
Nikki Gilluley
Pharmacist, MED

Chief Registrars

Each site has a Chief Registrar, with a primary focus on wellbeing and trainee needs, with initiatives like the TMF and Trickle.
Dr Sreedevi Alkanti
Chief Registrar (SJH)
Psychiatry Registrar
Dr Rory Barr
Chief Registrar (REH / REAS)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trainee
Dr Maeve Gallagher
Chief Registrar (RIE)
Obstetric and Gynaecology Registrar
Dr Dan Hufton
Chief Registrar (RHSC)
Paediatric Trainee
Mr Chris Johnston
Chief Registrar (RIE)
Transplant Surgery Trainee
Dr Chris O'Shea
Chief Registrar (REH / REAS)
Psychiatry Trainee
Dr Ashley Pheely
Chief Registrar (WGH)
Oncology Registrar

Clinical Teaching Fellows

Lothian's CTFs are doctors either taking an OOPE or a natural break in training, with full time commitment to Medical Education. This is both supporting undergraduate modules and postgraduate teaching, with a focus on Foundation Simulation.
Dr Brendan Cavanagh
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Dr Cat Holligan
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Dr Gilly Fleming
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Intensive Care Medicine Registrar
Dr Pauline McAleer
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Dr Emma Scahill
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Dr Derek Smith
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Dr Neil Wickramasinghe
Clinical Teaching Fellow

Structure of NHS Lothian (Dr Simon Edgar)