Helping to ensure training is as awesome as possible

The MED Team

The Medical Education Directorate is led by Dr Simon Edgar and his Deputy Director, Dr Hannah Monaghan. There are Associate Directors of Medical Education 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
Jennifer Gierz
PA to the DME and 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 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
Dr Sonia Joseph
Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Sara Robinson
Emergency Medicine Consultant
Mr Iain Hathorn
Undergraduate Lead at St John's
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Dr Rob Waller
Consultant Psychiatrist

Structure of NHS Lothian (Dr Simon Edgar)