Our Team

Steve

Steve Davies
Founding Director

Dr Davies is a Consultant Endocrinologist at the University Hospital Wales. He has an established reputation in medical education particularly online learning, having been the founder of OnExamination.com and having set up other diploma courses. He has also been involved in establishing training courses for weight management in community pharmacy. His clinical interests include hypogonadism, growth hormone deficiency and obesity. He has published over 100 peer reviewed publications and his research interests include the application of novel technologies in delivering medical education.


Courtenay

Courtenay Probert
Chief Executive Officer

At heart, Courtenay is a computer technologist, systems analyst / architect and project manager with extensive hands-on expertise. He is responsible for the design and implementation of the current Diploma-MSc office-photos/software. After graduating with a first class honors degree in Business Information Management, Courtenay established a web-application development company, MAWR Ltd, specialising in risk assessment management software. Courtenay then went on to work as the CTO of OnExamination and later onto the CIO of Pharmatelligence. In addition to his work at Learna Ltd, Courtenay directs his own technology based e-learning company iPassExam.

Courtenay currently lives in West Wales, with his heart firmly back in the motherland of the South Wales Valleys. He enjoys trying to cook Jamie Oliver 30 minute meals under 45 minutes! and plays a variety of musical instruments from guitar, saxophone to the double bass.


Sarah

Sarah Wiley
Project Manager

Sarah has much experience working in business, after completing her Maths degree she established a career in Investment Banking and Management Consultancy before moving to Medical Education. With On-Examination, she project managed the launch of the Cardiff University Diabetes Diploma then set up the University of South Wales Diabetes diploma in 2010, the first of many of our Postgraduate diploma and MSc subjects.

Sarah now heads up the StudyPRN (CPD and SCE revision) platform and is currently developing new educational programmes such as the Foundation Course in Diabetes (watch this space for more subjects to follow).

Sarah thrives in establishing and developing new projects and is always looking for the next educational opportunity to develop Healthcare professionals knowledge and skills. In her spare time she enjoys dancing Ceroc and Salsa.


Katie

Katie Lowe
Diploma MSc Manager / Partner Link Officer

Katie is the Diploma MSc manager and has worked at Learna Limited (Diploma MSc) since 2013. Her responsibilities include managing the Diploma MSc team, ensuring the smooth running of all Diploma MSc courses and tutor training. She is also the University of South Wales Partner Link officer. This responsibility includes working closely with our USW link officers and course leads, processing of all student results and all operational tasks.

Katie is proud of our great student support service which has been developed since her role began as Diploma MSc manager and she loves to see students grow and succeed throughout the course. Katie's career highlight so far was winning the “Best Online Distance Learning Programme” award in December 2015.

In her personal life, Katie enjoys going to the gym, socialising with her friends and being a Mum to her wonderful son, Harry.


Catherine

Catherine Hughes
Lead Course Administrator

Catherine is the manager of the Student Support Team and has worked for Learna Limited (Diploma MSc) since 2014. Catherine is responsible for managing her team, working closely with the University of South Wales, supporting tutors, course directors and students.

She is proud of leading such a dedicated team and providing high-level support to all students.

In her spare time, Catherine enjoys music, reading, and socialising with her friends and family.


Catherine

Catherine Southgate
Senior Editor

Catherine began working at Learna in January 2015 as part of the Editorial Team with her main responsibilities including co-ordinating the authoring of all our online courses.

Catherine really enjoys working in a busy friendly team and relishes the challenge of helping to bring our courses to life and feels it's a fulfilling role to be part of a company that aims to improve the knowledge of medical professionals worldwide. Like most of the team, her highlight to date has been winning 'Best Online Distance Learning Programme' at the e-learning awards.

Catherine's day to day work is very varied and she loves the opportunity of working alongside authors from a range of medical specialties and backgrounds.

In her spare time Catherine loves to go running and to spend time with her family and friends.


Jack

Jack Tilson
Marketing Executive

Jack has been Marketing Executive at Diploma MSc since August 2017, and has relished the opportunity to market our online courses around the globe. Jack’s responsibilities include lead generation using a number of platforms, email campaigns, social media management, budgeting and updating the company website.

Jack believes that team work is second to none when successful organisations are concerned, and thoroughly enjoys working for an award winning team such as Diploma MSc. In addition to this, assisting in the contribution to global healthcare by further educating and upskilling healthcare professionals is what Jack finds the most rewarding element of his role.

In Jack’s spare time, he likes to keep as active as possible. When not in the gym, he can be found on the golf range or cooking. Hiking mountains is also a big part of Jack’s life, and in May 2017 he completed the “Welsh Three Peaks Challenge” on behalf of children’s cancer charity Latch. He is from Snowdonia after all!


Chris

Chris Challenger
Finance Director

Chris is the Finance Director here at Diploma MSc and has a number of responsibilities that include dealing with student payments, accounts and invoices. Chris is the first point of contact for any questions students may have about how to make a payment or general queries about their course fees.

Since joining the Diploma MSc team, Chris' main highlights have been to become part of such a well-functioning, friendly (and not to mention) award-winning team.

In his spare time Chris enjoys travelling to Old Trafford to watch Man United play, going to the gym and he is also a qualified Personal Trainer.


Lynsey

Lynsey Liscombe
Applications Manager

Lynsey has been working at Learna since December 2015 and is the Applications Manager, part of her role is ensuring the smooth running of the applications team who are the first point of contact for all queries regarding the courses and they provide assistance with the application process to ensure the stress is take away for potential students.

The majority of our students are international which keeps her job very interesting as she gets to speak with people from all over the world on a daily basis and from various backgrounds. Lynsey is proud to be part of such a wonderful and caring team.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and is kept very busy by her children.


Darren

Darren Freebury-Jones
Senior Commissioning Editor

Darren is Senior Commissioning Editor at Diploma MSc and has worked at Learna Limited since 2016. His responsibilities include: organising the recruitment, training, and scheduling of new course authors and tutors; commissioning new course authors; and co-ordinating author writing group meetings.


George

George Dragon
Applications Officer

George is one of the Applications Officers working alongside with the Student Support Team since May 2017. He supports the Applications Manager and Diploma MSc Manager in day-to-day tasks such as providing assistance in the application process, helping to answer any queries new applicants may have.

He loves to speak to students from all over the world, giving friendly advice as to how to make their applications efficiently and precisely to ensure the whole application process is as easy and stress-free as possible. George is very proud to be part of such a friendly, professional and award-winning team.

In his personal life, George is an aspiring musician and writer, currently working on a script for a science-fiction series. He also holds a teaching qualification as he loves to inspire people through education.


Luke

Luke Fletcher
Support Course Administrator

Luke is part of the Student Support Team and has been with the team since September 2017. Don’t let the beard fool you, he’s only 22. Luke supports the Lead Course Administrator and Diploma MSc Manager in day-to-day tasks and is the first point of contact for students enquiring about one of our courses.

He enjoys the contact that he has with our students and likes the fact that he gets to speak with students from all over the world on a daily basis.

In his spare time, Luke enjoys a good old pint at the rugby and discussing the future of Wales on and off the field.


Zoe

Zoe Ward
Course Administrator

Zoe became a member of the Diploma MSc Student Support Team in September 2017 after relocating to Wales from California. As a Course Administrator, Zoe focuses on ensuring the utmost in customer care for our students. She strives to facilitate each student’s learning experience while they enjoy the flexibility of online education. In addition, Zoe provides support to all of our educators and acts as an intermediary to the University of South Wales’ Teams.

Zoe loves working in a role which contributes to global healthcare by offering further knowledge and skills to healthcare professionals internationally.

In her spare time, Zoe is learning the art of bell-ringing. She also enjoys relaxing with a good book and spending time with family and friends.


Latest News: We have recently launched two new courses in Cosmetic Medicine and Gastroenterology. Follow the links to find out more today!