Course Board

Steve

Prof 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.


Ruth

Dr Ruth Davies
Academic Director

After completing a nursing degree in Cardiff, Dr Davies worked in Torbay Hospital, Torquay, before moving to Southampton where she set up the diabetes nursing service. While there Dr Davies undertook diabetes research, co-founded the Wessex Diabetes Nurses group and served on the RCN Diabetes Nursing Forum. She returned to Cardiff to teach in the College of Medicine. Following a strategic review of services Dr Davies became Diabetes Care Coordinator for Bro Taf Health Authority, managing diabetes specialist nurses, establishing Local Diabetes Service Advisory Groups, advising government on policy, developing clinical guidelines, establishing the all Wales retinal screening programme and setting up a Diabetes Centre. She moved to the University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales) and developed a variety of courses, teaching and researching in diabetes and managing the School of Care Sciences. Dr Davies now works freelance on a variety of projects maintaining my links with diabetes and the University.


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Dr Richard Greville
Course Board

A graduate of Cardiff University, Richard was appointed as Director, ABPI Cymru Wales in May 2003 after serving an apprenticeship of over 15 years within the pharmaceutical industry. Since then he has enjoyed the challenges of raising the understanding and profile of the pharmaceutical industry with a range of stakeholders, including professional bodies, Welsh Assembly Members and the NHS in Wales. In 2007, Richard added the role of Director of ABPI Northern Ireland to his responsibilities. Richard is Acting Chair of the NHS-Industry Forum, a sub-group of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG), working alongside colleagues from industry and the NHS in Wales. He is also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Wales Office for Research and Development in Health, and Social Care (WORD), Health Informatics Research Unit (HIRU) and the Wales Cancer Bank.


Atul

Prof Atul Kalhan
Course Director

I am currently working as a consultant in diabetes and endocrinology at Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Wales, as well as being an honorary consultant endocrinologist at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. I was conferred a visiting professorship with University of South Wales (USW) in March 2018. I am also privileged enough to be the course director for the Endocrinology Postgraduate Diploma and MSc courses run by University of South Wales. I completed my graduation and post-graduation (MD Medicine) at University of Delhi with a thesis on thyroid dysfunction. My burning ambition to see a MRCP degree next to my name was a driving factor in my coming to the UK, although one thing led to another and I attained a training number in the ever-evolving and challenging sub-specialty of diabetes and endocrinology (as part of the all-Wales specialty registrar training programme). I also had the opportunity to do research on neuroendocrine tumours, for which I was awarded an MD from Cardiff University. The research was quite rewarding (literally) and helped to broaden my horizons as well as winning me prizes at the European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS; Granada, Spain March 2009), the UK & Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (UKINETS; London, December 2008) and the British Endocrine Society (BES; Harrogate and Birmingham April 2009 and 2011 respectively) annual meetings. I am the editor of Best of Five MCQs for the Endocrinology and Diabetes SCE, published by Oxford University Press in February 2015, which remains one of the most widely read books by diabetes and endocrinology trainees in the UK. I am also the honorary editor of an Endocrinology SCE online revision resource (www.studyprn.com) and have published editorials/articles in peer reviewed journals as well as contributing to book chapters on neuroendocrine tumours, thyroid and parathyroid disorders in various text books. Most importantly, I enjoy teaching (and learning about) endocrinology; the University of South Wales course provides me with an excellent opportunity to interact with keen and enthusiastic postgraduate students all across the globe. In my spare time, I de-stress and connect with my surroundings by running; I reckon that having completed one marathon and 10 half-marathons over the last 8 years qualifies me as a runner.


Karl

Karl New
Course Lead

Dr New is currently working for the University of South Wales and has the responsibility for overseeing Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry. His first degree is in Applied Sport Science from the University of Glamorgan and he has a teaching qualification in Physical Education from UWIC alongside a Doctorate in Exercise Physiology also from the University of Glamorgan. Dr New has a keen interest in online teaching and delivering content/assessing through the digital platform.


Course Tutors

Dr Atul Kalhan

Dr Atul Kalhan

Dr Aisha Sheikh

Dr Aisha Sheikh

Dr Jamie Smith

Dr Jamie Smith

Dr Jeff Stephens

Dr Jeff Stephens

Dr Kavita Maharaj-Khan

Dr Kavita Maharaj-Khan

Dr Kofi Obuobie

Dr Kofi Obuobie

Dr Richard Chudleigh

Dr Richard Chudleigh

Neeraj Ashri

Neeraj Ashri

Dr Om Lakhani

Dr Om Lakhani

Dr Sam Rice

Dr Sam Rice

Dr Samit Ghosal

Dr Samit Ghosal

Dr Sudesna Chatterjee

Dr Sudesna Chatterjee

Dr Rajeev Kumar

Dr Rajeev Kumar

Dr Parijat De

Dr Parijat De

Dr Gautam Das

Dr Gautam Das

Ishrat Khan

Ishrat Khan

Dr Henmanth Bolusani

Dr Henmanth Bolusani

Dr Sambit Das

Dr Sambit Das

Dr Savvas Argyridis

Dr Savvas Argyridis

Dr Javeria Gul

Dr Javeria Gul

Dr Neeraj Ashri

Dr Neeraj Ashri

Dr Anthony Dyal

Dr Anthony Dyal

Dr Praveen Partha

Dr Praveen Partha

Dr Jeffrey Stephens

Dr Jeffrey Stephens

Faik Dhahir

Faik Dhahir

Dr Roham Sadeghimakki

Dr Roham Sadeghimakki


  • ENDO

    Diploma in Endocrinology

    Our Postgraduate Diploma in Endocrinology is accredited by the Royal College of General Practioners and is based on the Royal College of Physicians curriculum. Course Code: QPDP021

  • ENDO

    MSc in Endocrinology

    The MSc in Endocrinology course is accredited by the RCGP and provides a progression route for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma. Course Code: QMSP064

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