Helping to ensure training is as awesome as possible

The MED Team

The Medical Education Directorate is led by Dr Simon Edgar and there are also 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
Comien Moffat
PA to DME and SM

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 Educational Coordinators 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 Sara Robinson
Emergency Medicine Consultant
Dr Lesley Dawson
Oncology Consultant
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology
Dr Mary-Louise Montague
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Dr Rob Waller
Consultant Psychiatrist
Undergraduate Lead (REH)
Dr Ross Paterson
ADME (Improvement)
Intensive Care Consultant (WGH)
Dr Vicky Tallentire
ADME - Scholarship
Dr Donald Noble
Undergraduate Lead, SJH
Respiratory Consultant

Educational Coordinators

Stacey Knox
Local Education Coordinator (REH)
Jane McCrindle
Local Education Coordinator RHCYP/DCN
Lisa Simpson
Local Education Coordinator (WGH)
Marion Wright
Local Education Coordinator (SJH)
Niall Heseltine
Local Education Coordinator (RIE)

MED Associated Staff

Alison Mackie
Lead Pharmacist, MED
Lesley Burgess
Project Support Manager, MED
Ciara Lawson
Administration Assistant, RHCYP/DCN
Lisa Anderson
Administration Assistant, RIE (MEF)
Fiona Anderson
Administration Assistant, WGH
Cleo McCann
MED Quality Officer

MED Sim Team

Mr Nathan Oliver
MED Simulation Manager
Dr Ed Mellanby
Consultant Anaesthetist
Sim Lead - Faculty Development
Dr Deborah Morley
Simulation Lead (WGH)
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Du Toit De Wet
Simulation Lead (SJH)
Dr Omair Malik
Simulation Lead, RHCYP/DCN & RIE
Consultant Anaesthetist
Joe Roberts
Simulation Tech (RIE)
John Dickson
Simulation Tech (SJH)
Ian Morrison
Simulation Tech (WGH)

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 Alison Hunter
Chief Registrar, REAS and AAH
Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr Connor McLaughlin
Chief Registrar, SJH
Emergency Medicine
Dr Dan Day
Chief Registrar, RHCYP/DCN
Emergency Medicine
Dr Dylan Yong
Chief Registrar, WGH
Dr Eleanor Hampton
Chief Registrar, RIE
Respiratory and General Medicine
Dr Hani Abuelgasim
Chief Registrar, SJH
Acute Medicine
Mr Islam Noaman
Chief Registrar, RIE
General Surgery
Dr Kirsty Hogg
Chief Registrar, RHCYP/DCN
Dr Rob Grecian
Chief Registrar, WGH
Respiratory and General Medicine
Dr Stuart Edwardson
Chief Registrar, RIE
Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine

Medical Education Fellows

Lothian's MEFs are doctors either taking an OOPE or a natural break in training, with full time commitment to Medical Education. This is supporting both undergraduate modules and postgraduate teaching, with a focus on Foundation Simulation.
Dr Callum Mutch
Medical Education Fellow
Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Dr Elizabeth Andargachew
Medical Education Fellow
Mr Joe Esland
Medical Education Fellow
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Dr Kate Macfarlane
Medical Education Fellow
Paediatric Registrar
Dr Kim Ah-See
Medical Education Fellow
Dr Oliver Thomas
Medical Education Fellow

Structure of NHS Lothian (Dr Simon Edgar)