Acute Medicine Team

Prof Steve Davies

Prof Steve Davies
Founding Director

Prof 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.


Dr Ruth Davis

Dr Ruth Davis
Academic Director

After completing a nursing degree in Cardiff, Dr Davis worked in Torbay Hospital, Torquay, before moving to Southampton where she set up the diabetes nursing service. While there Dr Davis 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 Davis 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 Davis now works freelance on a variety of projects maintaining my links with diabetes and the University.


Dr Karl New

Dr 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.



Dr Anil Kumar

Dr Anil Kumar
Course Director

Dr Anil Kumar Pura Narayanaswamy is currently interim Clinical Director for Acute Medicine at the University Hospital of Wales along with lead physician for the diabetes foot services. As an Acute Medical Consultant, he leads the unselected medical take on a rotational basis. He is responsible for ensuring quality and patient-centred care in a safe and friendly working environment.

His current post as a Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology is in a busy tertiary hospital. He undertakes regular endocrinology clinics with a special interest in obesity and complex type 2 diabetes.


Course Tutors


March 2020 MSc Courses Begin