HEE strives to enhance and support a sustainable faculty of educators, inspiring trainees to work alongside more senior educators to develop skills, consider an educational leadership pathway for their career and to support a range of projects to improve the quality of education and training across the east of England. These are opportunities for existing trainees to  work LTFT and undertake a fellowship role whilst continuing with their clinical training

Supervision & HEE Induction

All Fellows recruited by HEE sho be directly managed and supervised by the relevant Deputy dean, Associate Dean, Head of School, Deputy Head of School orassociated Project Lead. All fellows will complete a HEE induction within three months of commencing their post.

Fellowship network & Development

It is envisaged that all fellows recruited by HEE are integrated and operate as a network. This will allow the Fellowship network to provide support for one another and share best practice and address challenges. It will also ensure that there is a robust team of fellows supporting the faculty of educators in the East of England.

In addition to the offered bursaries per fellow HEE would also support and fund Fellow development via recognised training and courses; this may include project management, presenting skills (Speaking with Authenticity) and others which may enhance career prospects within medical

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Trainee Testimonials

The majority of people are very nice, and there is quite a lot of enthusiasm. The work can be lots of fun, with options to collaborate with enthusiastic individuals. I really appreciated the overall very supportive admin staff - Rujuta Bance (ST7 in Otolaryngorhinology) Mentoring Fellow 2018-19



My simulation fellowship gave me the freedom to create a new virtual reality simulation. I am now comparing virtual reality against high fidelity simulation with computerised mannequins, in testing its learning effects and sense of realism on foundation doctors. I have new experience in research skills including writing a study protocol, designing impact assessment tools and making ethical review applications. I have participated as faculty on a simulation course and have collaborated with educators across the region. I have presented my work at conferences and hope to publish the results of my research study when it is complete - Mike Saunders (ST4 in Paediatrics) Foundation Simulation Fellow 2018-19



Being an Education Fellow with the Foundation School was a fantastic opportunity to develop new skills whilst continuing my training part time as a Paediatric registrar. I was able to lead a medical education research project, which I hope and expect will have real impact on the training of Foundation doctors on the East of England. This project also helped me to apply theory that I learned in a concurrent Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. I have had the opportunity to design and deliver teaching sessions for Foundation doctors across the region, been part of developing new regional initiatives to support trainees as medical educators, and attended courses and conferences to both broaden my own educational horizons and share outcomes of project work.

The team at HEEoE were always enthusiastic and supportive of us trying out new ideas, and I have loved having the chance to work alongside Fellows from different medical specialties.

I would most certainly recommend these posts to anyone looking to develop as a doctor from a non-clinical perspective, whilst being able to continue their training alongside a new role - Eleanor Boddy (ST5 in Paediatrics) Foundation Education Fellow 2018-19



Care & structure are the two elements that caught my attention from the time I applied for the simulation fellowship and attended the interview. The whole staff group, with their smiles have been so welcoming, I never felt unsupported despite the new environment and drastically different work pattern to my usual clinical job. The regular supervision from Dr. Johnson was amazingly focussed at a holistic development, collaborative culture and above all a vision for the future course of education within East of England. I had sufficient opportunity for developing my own interests, encouraged for personalised projects and supported with access to courses & skill development. It has been a fruitful year growing as a simulation enthusiast and upskilling fundamentals of the learning science despite the challenges of an ongoing pandemic. My keyword for the year has been collaboration. I would definitely recommend the various HEE fellowships to my colleagues as a valuable career development opportunity -  Rasheed Kaja Mohammed (ST5 in Emergency Medicine) Foundation Simulation Fellow 2019-20



I was introduced to all team members and given an overview of the workings of the team. I was provided spaces to work, and felt very welcome.I found the role exciting, fulfilling and I’d love the opportunity to be involved in HEE work in the future - Jessica Griffin  (ST6 in Hematology) Trainee Lead Fellow 2019-20


It’s really important that trainees are involved in developments to their training and the fellowships are a perfect way to do this, whilst also developing leadership & project skills. I wouldn’t hesitate in working for HEE in the future - Mithila D'Souza (ST7 in Anaesthetics) Local SuppoRTT Fellow 2019-20




Photo Gallery

Dr Alexandra Rowland and Dr Eleanor Boddy - Foundation Education Fellows 

presenting their work at AMEE in Vienna



Dr Aleksandra Bartnik - Foundation Simulation Fellow

Presenting to educators and trainees at the 2019 Autumn Seminar

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Dr Alexandra Rowland - Foundation Education Fellow

Presenting to educators and trainees at the 2019 Autumn Seminar 



Dr Eleanor Boddy - Foundation Education Fellow

Presenting to educators and trainees at the 2019 Autumn Seminar 



Dr Mike Saunders- Foundation Simulation Fellow

Presenting to educators and trainees at the 2019 Autumn Seminar 

Meet our Fellows!

Dr Alison Skippen - ST5 Paediatric Registrar  

HEE Mentoring Fellow 



I applied to be a mentoring fellow to develop my leadership and management skills and to understand more about medical education. I am really interested in supporting doctors in training and becoming a mentoring fellow seemed like the perfect opportunity to develop skills in this area of my training. Mentoring is an essential part of supporting doctors. I hope to develop further initiatives in mentoring and wellbeing, and I also hope to learn more about the structure of Health Education England. My confidence has already increased and I have learnt skills in website design and running education workshops.   


Dr Anna Street - ST3 Geriatric Medicine

HEE Leadership Fellow


I applied for the HEE Leadership Fellowship because I think leadership is really important as a junior doctor.  I have held several leadership positions before, including being the chair of the Association for Palliative Medicine Juniors committee, organising multiple national conferences and being the regional representative for core medical training in the East of England.  Leadership isn't something that junior doctors can ignore until we're qualified consultants or GPs, it's something we demonstrate our skills in every day and need to practise and improve throughout our training.  I am excited about working with Liam on this project to make this learning easier for trainees so they can be the best possible healthcare leaders of the future


Dr Chris Christou - ST6 Anaesthetics/ICU 

HEE Anaesthetics Fellow





My Project is to develop and implement a video lecture capture system that integrates with a learning management system for Postgraduate Regional Teaching. We aim to capture live video and powerpoint lectures around the region from Anaesthesia, ICM and Pathology Training days where trainees can either live stream or watch these videos at a later date on a secure and user friendly cloud based system.



Dr Liam Loftus  ST1 General Practice 

HEE Leadership Fellow


I'm a GP ST1 Trainee in the Cambridge deanery, with a strong interest in leadership and management within healthcare. After completing a range of formal leadership courses (through the NHS Leadership Academy, and the Institute of Leadership and Management, for example), I was very keen to put this learning into practice. I was therefore delighted when the opportunity to become a HEE Leadership Fellow arose. I am now working one day per week on developing a leadership training offer to all medical and dental specialty trainees in the East of England. Our team's aim is to put together a package that supports our 5000 trainees in achieving the 12 leadership competencies that are outlined in the GMC's Generic Professional Capabilities, as well as assisting those with a passion for leadership and management to pursue this interest further. 

If you have similar interests and are keen to share ideas, it would be wonderful to hear from you! 




Dr Spandana Rupa Madabhushi - ST3 Paediatrics

HEE Faculty Support Fellow/Trainee as Teachers Fellow 


My role involves aiding trainees develop their skills as medical educators by facilitating events such as Tomorrow’s Teachers. Part of my project work involves developing methods into expanding this well reviewed course so it is able to reach more trainees across the region. I hope to achieve this by running this event in multiple locations, and by also developing a platform that allows for distribution of the main learning points. I joined this post to help strategise and shape the way postgraduate education is delivered across the East of England.


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