Senior Faculty


Professor Reg Dennick

Professor Dennick has over two decades of experience in medical education, joining the profession with grounding following a successful career as a biochemist spanning more than 10 years. Reg has always had a keen interest in teaching and learning and was a trendsetter in the concept of teaching and training teachers. In 1993 he introduced the Teaching Improvement Project (TIPs) course, which over the years has imparted basic teaching skills to thousands of medical educators. He is now a Professor of Medical Education and Assistant Director of Medical Education in the Medical School at the University of Nottingham. He is also an educational consultant to the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and edits their on-line educational web-site and assessment system. He runs external training courses for doctors and allied health professionals in the UK and provides international consultancy and staff development courses in Kosovo, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania and Portugal.

Reg Dennick enjoys travel with his wife Maggie (who acts as his personal travel agent, making all the arrangements and even packing his suitcase!) particularly if it’s associated with Test Matches in warm sunny locations like Australia, the West Indies or South Africa. He is a Liverpool FC supporter but has adopted Notts County as his local team (although he occasionally watches Forest). Finally if it’s a clear night you’ll find him in the back garden with his talking telescope communing with the vastness of the Universe.


Dr Kevin West

Dr Kevin West Consultant Pathologist University Hospitals of Leicester & Retired Senior Admissions Tutor (1990-2014). Kevin went to the University of Leicester Medical School graduating in xxxx. Completing his house jobs and junior doctor rotations in Leicester’s hospitals he is a fox through and through being a Leicester City season ticket holder. Throughout his career he has held numerous senior positions with….. Without his interest in promoting access to medicine the WatMed educational series of videos.


Mr Simon West

Simon studied medicine at the University Of Wales College Of Medicine from 1986 until 1991. He went on to complete his basic surgical training in hospitals throughout South Wales whilst working to achieve Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons.
He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1998. He entered the All Wales Orthopaedic training programme for specialist training in Orthopaedics in 1999 and undertook fellowship at Flinders University Teaching Hospital in Adelaide.
Simon was an NHS Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Northampton General Hospital from 2005-2014.
He has worked as a Consultant in West Hertfordshire NHS Trust since 2014.He specialises in primary and revision arthroplasty of the hip and knee including primary, complex primary and revision surgery.
He is a Regional Specialist Advisor for the College and continues to present and teach nationally and internationally.
Simon consults from Three Shires and can be contacted here.


Dr Matthew Dolling

Matthew works as an NHS consultant at Lincoln County Hospital where his clinical activities are in the areas of intensive care medicine and anaesthesia for trauma/orthopaedics. However his other positions as a Trust deputy director of medical education, hospital faculty tutor for intensive care medicine and clinical lead for a new hospital at night service make up a greater part of his workload.

His educational activity spans involvement in undergraduate education for both Nottingham and Leicester medical school students, education of critical care nurses, and contribution to nurse education at Lincoln University.

He is constantly searching for innovative ways to improve medical education at Lincoln hospital.

Matthew has recently been conferred the title of honorary assistant professor by Nottingham university medical school.

Aside from his full time clinical, administrative and educational roles, he finds time to dedicate to his smallholding which has a definite South American leaning, and at every opportunity is off to the gym or exposing himself to unintentional near death experiences on his mountain bike.


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Dr Fiona Poyner

Fiona obtained a medical degree from Oxford, having got an MA from Cambridge, meaning she can legitimately support the winner of the boat race whatever the result! Her initial career intentions revolved around becoming a physician. Throughout her training she has worked at hospitals across the East Midlands.
Post membership she realized more professional excitement was required so switched to emergency medicine. Having been a consultant for well over a decade Fiona has no regrets in opting for the career path that suited her adrenaline junkie disposition. Fiona has extensive teaching experience in the acute setting, being an instructor on ATLS, APLS and ALS. She is also clinical lead for the Northampton General Hospital simulation suite. Other roles include an FRCEM examiner and a senior appraiser within her trust. Fiona is married with two tortoises, enjoys, reading, travelling, tennis and singing. When she not doing any of the above she is content being one of the oldest beginner pianists ever!


Dr Julia Weatherill

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