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
Undergraduate Lead (WGH)
Mr Iain Hathorn
Undergraduate Lead (SJH, LB, PAEP)
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Mr Ken Stewart
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Dr Rob Waller
Consultant Psychiatrist
Undergraduate Lead (REH)
Dr Ross Paterson
ADME (Improvement)
Intensive Care Consultant (WGH)

Educational Coordinators

Stacey Knox
Local Education Coordinator (REH)
Jane McCrindle
Local Education Coordinator (RHSC)
Lisa Simpson
Local Education Coordinator (WGH)
Marion Wright
Local Education Coordinator (SJH)
Niall Heseltine
Local Education Co-ordinator (RIE)

MED Associated Staff

Alison Mackie
Lead Pharmacist, MED
Lesley Burgess
Project Support Manager, MED
Rachel Hallows
Quality Officer
Megan Thomas
Administrative Assistant
Lisa Anderson
Administration Assistant, RIE (CDF/CTF)

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
Consultant Anaesthetist
Simulation Lead (RHSC/RIE)
Deppie Roumpeka
Simulation Tech (WGH)
Joe Roberts
Simulation Tech (RIE)
John Dickson
Simulation Tech (SJH)

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 Lexi Pittock
REH Chief Registrar
Dr Patrick Robinson
RIE Chief Registrar
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Mr Francis Robertson
RIE Chief Registrar
General Surgery
Dr Alan Mackenzie
Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellow

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 supporting both undergraduate modules and postgraduate teaching, with a focus on Foundation Simulation.
Dr Brendan Cavanagh
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Dr Cat Holligan
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Dr Emma Scahill
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Andrew Hall
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Dr Dan Day
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Emergency Medicine
Dr Lizzie Robertson
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Dr Thom O'Neill
Clinical Teaching Fellow

Structure of NHS Lothian (Dr Simon Edgar)