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C4ME Recognition

Last October our students, staff and teaching partners were invited to nominate others to be recognised for their exceptional contribution to the student experience and the NHS 2020. 

Nominations could be for those who have contributed by delivering excellent teaching or developing an innovation, for extraordinary support of students or prospective students, public service, courage, outstanding representation of the School of Medicine, support for the NHS, enriching the student experience and much more.

What all of our nominees have in common is their commitment and enthusiasm.

Photo gallery showing just some of our amazing students

Nominees

The School of Medicine thanks all of those listed below and the rest of C4ME staff and NHS staff for their service to others in very challenging times.

We also thank those who made the nominations.

C21 MBBCh

Cardiff University staff (academic or administrator) member or team

NomineesReasons for nomination
Olga AthanasiouShowing dedication and professionalism working within the C21 Volunteering team.
Charlotte BethellHuge commitment to supporting Year 5 students for electives.
Dr Derrick Bowen
  • Derrick is an utterly outstanding educator, massively respected by students
  • For generosity and kindness, and for doing a truly superb job
  • An outstanding colleague who consistently supports colleagues and students.
Dr Paul Brennan
  • Massive positive impact on race relations, giving students hope
  • Been a guiding light for development of EDI curriculum
  • Facilitating communications between student and staff during Black Lives Matter movement
  • Has offered nothing but support to black students.
Marcus Coffey
  • Outstanding student support
  • The best personal tutor ever honestly! Amazing!
David Cuschieri
  • Works incredibly hard co-ordinating MBBCh personal tutoring. Excellent colleague deserves recognition
  • His positive work ethic should be recognised by C4ME.
Rachel DaviesHuge commitment to supporting Year 5 students for electives.
Andrew Edwards
  • Co-ordination of administration teams in transition from working from home and other excellent work
  • Outstanding member of the team, always supportive.
Dr Sue EnsaffProfessionalism, academic commitment, reliability, contribution to MBBCh.
Dr Sue Fish
  • Excellent adaptation, enthusiasm and continuation of teaching
  • Committed, welcoming, inspiring, encouraging, great leader
  • For her contribution to my education and to CARER.
Dr Paul FrostOutstanding provision of clinical skills teaching during Covid restrictions.
Dr Elizabeth FortyBeen an invaluable resource in working to develop the EDI curriculum.
Prof Rhian Goodfellow
  • Outstanding contribution to student experience
  • Inspirational leadership in the face of major adversity
  • Outstanding support of students during Covid crisis
  • Rolling up her sleeves to help other teams cope.
Dr John GreenRolling up his sleeves to help other teams cope.
Dr David GriffithsBrings microanatomy/histology to life with his pathology background and knowledge.
Peter HuntDedicated - Caring (of students & staff) - Very hardworking - Considerate - Approachable.
Dr Tim JohnsonInspirational, exhibiting energy and enthusiasm, refusing to compromise on standards.
Jayne Menin-SteereOutstanding provision of clinical skills teaching during Covid restrictions.
Dr Elizabeth Metcalf
  • Major achievement: leading change in assessments due to Covid19
  • Rising to considerable challenges posed by COVID
  • Outstanding development and co-ordination of the MBBCh Schedule of Assessments
  • Hard work altering assessments in a pandemic, personal support.
Chisako OkadaDedicated, enthusiastic, hardworking and supportive to her work at all times.
Ellen-Marie ParkerPassionate, engaging interprofessional educator; dedicated & reliable hardworking colleague.
Joshna PatelJoshna's ongoing commitment to support both our students and staff.
Dr Sarju Patel
  • Dr Patel is so kind, thoughtful and generous with his time
  • For co-ordinating the student response during the COVID pandemic and supporting his tutees.
Dr Emma Scott-CoombesAn incredible, caring, supportive person who is amazing at her role in supporting students.
Dr Hannah Shaw
  • Outstanding in-person teaching support for Medical Students
  • She has been a great help learning anatomy
  • Anatomy Centre is organised and she wants everyone to do good.
Dr Shiby Stephens
  • Academic and Teaching Excellence
  • Coherent and understandable explanation with use of models/diagrams.
Dr Amanda Tonks
  • Mandy goes the extra mile for everyone and everything
  • Going the extra step to support a struggling student
  • She was really great at supporting me during a stressful time
  • Amazingly kind and supporting, going beyond the expectations of personal tutor.
Sara VaughanIncredibly helpful despite her own workload.
Bethan WilliamsCommunication with students during COVID-19.
Sian WilliamsLeadership, student centred, innovation, interprofessional learning / Outstanding provision of clinical skills teaching during Covid restrictions.
Vicki Roylance, Dave Wilson and the whole Admissions Group and TeamExceptional response to recruitment and admissions demands throughout the pandemic.
Dr Amanda Tonks, David CuschieriExcellence in Personal Tutoring and support.
Dr Elizabeth Metcalf, Rebecca Vallender and the whole MBBCh Assessments Team
  • Ensuring quality assessment in the face of extreme challenges
  • Tireless dedication and commitment delivering an excellent A&F programme.
The MEDIC C-19 Student Volunteering Team, with special mention for Sarju Patel, Liz Forty, Joshna Patel, Olga Athanasiou, Louise Mills
  • Providing incredible support to students helping an NHS in crisis
  • Co-ordinating C4ME pandemic volunteering activities.
The Clinical Skills team, with special mention for Dr Paul Frost, Sian Williams, Jayne Menin- Steere, Dr Huw WilliamsFor developing and delivering a vital COVID clinical skills package.
Mark Menin-Steere, Owen Deery, James NivenDevelopment of a technician tutor support programme.
NHS Liaison team - Kerry Sullivan, Amanda Thomas, Cora StevensThe NHS Liaison team work behind the scenes to support the LEPs.
The PSS team for C4ME: Year 1 - Year 5 administrators, Andrew Edwards, Joshna PatelOutstanding work in the face of the Covid19 pandemic.
The MBBCh Phase I Administrative Team: Andrew Edwards, Bethan Williams, Laura Martin, Olga Athanasiou, Chisaka OkadaOutstanding support of Phase I students and academic staff.
The Phase 1 Curriculum Team, with special mention for all CBL facilitators, Dr Hannah Shaw, Prof Marcus Coffey, Dr Rhiannedd Tudor-Jones, Laura Martin, Bethan Williams, Olga Athanasiou, Andrew Edwards, Joshna PatelPhase 1 Curriculum staff go that extra mile unstintingly.
The Phase 2 Curriculum Team, with special mention for Dr Duncan Cole, Dr Ceri Evans, Dr Eamon McGreal, Dr Rachel Brooks, Dr Liz Forty and all module leads, Dr John Green, Joshna Patel, Hannah Caveney, Lisa Davies, Louise Mills, Ellen Parker, Dr Liz MetcalfPhase 2 Curriculum staff have risen to COVID challenges magnificently.
The Phase 3 Curriculum Team, with special mention for Mr Michael Stechman, Bethan Stephens, Dr Paul Brennan, Rachel Davies, Sarah GapeIncredible Curriculum Team support for C21 students and the NHS.
Quality PSS team: Kayleigh McCulloch, Dan Rafferty, Morwenna JonesWorking tirelessly to support quality work, responding quickly to requests.
Rachel Davies, Dr Paul Brennan and Yr 5 electives teamExcellent coordination of elective planning for the academic year 2020-2021.
Emma Bennett, Sarah Gape, Rachel Davies - international and elective teamThe team provided amazing support to year 5 students on electives and Erasmus students at the start of pandemic.

Combined student-staff team

NomineesReasons for nomination
Dr Hannah Shaw, Pia Zaldua, Maia Brown, Ellen Nelson-Rowe and other students involved in the anatomy e-learning projectHigh quality e-learning series - filling anatomy 'gap' in curriculum.
MEDIC Student Staff Race Equality Task GroupAiming to improve racial equality within the School of Medicine / Dedication to race equality, commitment to curriculum change.

C21 north Wales staff (academic or administrator) member or team

NomineesReasons for nomination
Linda BrayshayOutstanding commitment and enthusiasm to simulation and medical education.
Jo BriggsExceptional commitment and dedication to the C21nW programme.
Elinor ChapmanAlways very helpful. Quick to reply. Gives helpful resources. Makes time for students.
Prof Dean Williams
  • Exceptional teacher, always willing to help and go above and beyond!
  • Commitment to teaching, vast clinical knowledge and skill
  • Brilliant staff member to all C21 north Wales students
  • Dedication to the development and delivery of Bangor medical teaching
  • Always went above and beyond despite difficult circumstances.
Dr Ffion WilliamsUnprecedented individual contribution to C21 MBBCh.
C21nW programme teamResilience and commitment in challenging circumstances.

NHS or General Practice staff member or team

NomineesReasons for nomination
Dr Aseel Al-Ansari
  • Dedication and resilience in delivering high quality CNS module in Covid
  • Aseel worked diligently to provide teaching during COVID-19.
Dr Amy CaseExceptional leadership & work in adapting a face-to-face session to virtual.
Dr Indrajit Chatterjee
  • Outstanding commitment to medical education
  • Went above and beyond to provide learning opportunities on placement.
Dr Gary ConstableAmazing efforts to teach virtually during my self-isolation period.
Lee EnticottVery patient and willing to teach.
Dr Marque FernandoGoing above and beyond for psychiatry students.
Dr Lizzy GrantAll students who attended benefited hugely from her time and effort.
Dr Francesca HoggExcellent teacher, really helpful, great with patients, inspiring.
Dr Faris HussainCreation of peer-led teaching resources.
Dr Jieyun LeeExceptional teaching on placement.
Dr Isaac MayoExcellent teaching, approachable, gives up on time.
Mr Joseph MerolaJoe is a friendly and supportive mentor in neurosurgery.
Dr Catherine (Katie) Morris
  • Incredible, tailored, innovative GP teaching and student advocate
  • Creative engaging teacher; cared about and facilitated our learning opportunities.
Dr Rachel RouseDr Rouse has consistently high praise from Medical Students.
Dr Matthew SargeantThis doctor is passionate about teaching the next generation.
Dr Mark TaubertFor outstanding support and provision of excellent quality learning materials.
Ms Kathrin WhitehouseMs Whitehouse is the most supportive consultant I have ever met.
Mr Ronak VedRon is an excellent clinical and research mentor!
Dr Aaron WongMade an exceptional effort to teach.
Dr Stuart Gray, Dr Niamh McConnell, Dr Elinor BrewThe team at Heulwen ward in UHW.   Dr Gareth Thomas, Dr Thomas Pembroke, Dr Johnathan Underwood, Dr James Lloyd, Dr Bethan Cox, Dr Tim Moore, Dr Inés Castro-Moore, Kate, Alice, Amy, Rachel, Mark, JohnIncredible support, guidance, teaching, advice. Absolute role models as doctors.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Team at Hywel Dda Health BoardJust to name a few! Excellent placement environment, teaching and teamwork.
Neurology Directorate, Aneurin Bevan University Health BoardProactive and innovative in delivering the clinical placement to the students in pandemic.
Respiratory Team, Ward 3, Prince Philip HospitalEnthusiastic team commitment to adapt and deliver high quality teaching.
Staff Meddygfa Hafan IechydContinued support for medical education during lockdown.

Student or student group /society

NomineesReasons for nomination
Josephine AcheampongHelping C21 to reach parts other communication channels don’t reach.
Omolara Akinnawonu
  • Represents students on a national platform and tackles knife crime
  • She works exceptionally hard to improve the BAME student experience.
Rhys AndrewsOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Antonia AshayeOutstanding contributions to NHS during COVID.
Ravanth BaskaranPandemic Mental Health Guide put together with Dr Athanasias Hassoulas / Continuous dedication towards teaching creating teaching and learning programmes.
Chris BakerOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Lopa BanerjeeOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Eloise BaxendaleOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Chris BlenkharnOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Alicia BoamEditor’s Prize, British Student Doctor Journal.
Hannah BrunnockOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Yusuf CheemaOutstanding representation of CU SoM.
Ellie ChilcottRunning a virtual Welfare Cafe to support students across Wales.
Eleanor CochraneTaking Lead in all peerwise talks this year.
Olamide Dada
  • Outstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM
  • A national advocate for race equality in medicine
  • Outstanding advocate for BAME community and support to the NHS
  • Creating an organisation to inspire and support black students: MELANIN MEDICS.
Nishaanth DalavayeTeaching medical students across the country through online revision lectures and a Youtube channel.
Kiran DattaOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Bronagh DonaghyOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM / Professionalism on placement.
Dr Abigail DuckettSupport for prospective students.
Eleanor Duckett
  • Co-founded widening access non-profit organisation called "Aspire to Care."
  • Support for prospective students.
Megan DunlopSupport for the NHS during the pandemic.
Holly EdwardsOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Angharad EvansOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Liam EvansOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Abhay GhaiwalOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Arash GhoroghiCourage and exceptional performance in the face of hardship.
Charles GregorySupport for the NHS during the pandemic.
Elizabeth HodgesDeveloped e-tutorial Xerte to support student assessment and feedback literacy.
Nick HodsonOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Rhys HughesOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Amoy JohnsonContributing to COVID-19 research over the pandemic.
Catriona KendrickOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Azizah KhanOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Charlotte KillickOutstanding representation of CU SoM.
Charles KingOutstanding representation of CU SoM.
Sung Yeon KwakOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Thomas Liddell-LoweHelping C21 to reach parts other communication channels don’t reach.
Laura MacKayOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Chay Markham Outstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Lauren McEneaneyOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Harriet MiddletonOutstanding contribution to professionalism in co-ordinating the Yr3 Volunteering blog.
Oliver MooreOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Christine MuhotaCollaboration with CU SoM.
Srinjay MukhopadhyayPandemic Mental Health Guide put together with Dr Athanasias Hassoulas.
Lorna MurrayOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Ellen Nelson-Rowe
  • Outstanding collaboration with MEDIC and support for prospective students
  • Proactive and facilitating positive change, directly and indirectly through teamwork
  • Commitment to staff development, race equality and Cardiff University
  • Improving race relations within the medical school
  • Excellent contribution to student life and excellent leadership in ACMA
  • She has shown outstanding commitment to the medical school
  • A key student leader who supports and represents us
  • Hard-working and strives to make a difference.
Sarah O’ConnorOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Setthasorn Zhi Yang Ooi
  • Setthasorn contributed to raising over £1,000 through a mentorship programme
  • Setthasorn's leadership made a difference for the underprivileged during COVID-19
  • Setthasorn showed exceptional leadership in caring for the less fortunate.
Emma Parry-JonesOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Jessica Randall
  • Exemplary leadership
  • Continual support for students and curriculum development
  • Excellent contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Creation of peer-led teaching resources.
Ananth RanjitOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Isabelle RayCreation of peer-led resources.
Tallulah RayOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Owen RichardsOutstanding representation of CU SoM.
Talea RobertsOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Hannah RossiterHer work and commitment to Marrow and helping others.
Alydia Scott
  • Outstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM
  • She is an incredibly passionate about her desire to improve the experience for ethnic minorities - as patients and as doctors.
Lily ScourfieldHelping C21 to reach parts other communication channels don’t reach.
Thomas WebbOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Jemima WilsonOutstanding professionalism and representation of CU SoM.
Elinor WyattProfessionalism on placement.
Taylor YoungsmithCollaboration with CU SoM.
African Caribbean Medical Association (ACMA)
  • Leading successful events for students and promoting race equality
  • A great society promoting good race relations and equality of opportunity
  • Omolara Akinnawonu & ACMA have made incredible contributions to healthcare and medical education through the BMA and street doctors.
All Wales COVID-19 Printing GroupCOVID-19 pathway distribution / Support for the NHS during the pandemic.
Alydia Scott, Kiran DattaCommitment to race equality, delivering workshops and organising external speakers.
Cardiff MedSocCo-ordination of medical student volunteers during COVID-19.
Isabella Patterson, Lucy Westwood, Millicent PerryRaising morale as they share information with their peers.
Isabelle Ray, Jessica Randall, Dr Faris HussainTheir work in setting up and running MedSoc Clinical Foundations.
Joe Griffiths, Will Harman-Cashmore, Toby Culling, Sashya Kandanearachchi, Shaun Williams, Meer Shah, Gareth Williams, Tommy JaradRaised over £1500 for SOFT UK.
Setthasorn Zhi Yang Ooi, Amanda Godoi, Eu Fang Foo
  • Very informative webinar series - truly inspiring work by the team!
  • They successfully hosted an International Webinar Series for International Medical Graduates!
  • Very well-organised and useful talk - can’t thank the organisers enough
  • Highly commended organising committee of the CHIPS IMG Webinar Series!
  • The team organised one of the best webinar series ever!
Dr Rucira Ooi, Setthasorn Zhi Yang Ooi, Tanya EnochExceptionally hardworking students who published two medical books sold internationally!
Sashiananthan Ganesananthan, David Li, Tim Woo
  • Flawless, high-quality, preparation of weekly revision classes covering the entirety of clinical medicine
  • They organised an innovative and exceptional Progress Test Teaching Series
Olamide Dada and Melanin MedicsPromoting race equality and delivering workshops at the School of Medicine and externally.
Medical EDI Reform (MEDIR)Commitment to equality, diversity & inclusion student education.
PPE Mobile Training Team (Lead Sophie Simmonds)Level 2/3 PPE training and mask-fit-testing for over 1000 NHS staff.
Rebecca Howlett, Nick Savill, Co-Presidents of WEMS.Peer support.
Srinjay Mukhopadhyay, Ravanth Baskaran, Allen Mathew, Aparna BijuThe students have organised an excellent preclinical revision series!
Shan Ming Lim, Trevor PinchemainHosted a webinar across two days on the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on NHS staff.

Intercalated degree / Medical Pharmacology

Cardiff University staff (academic or administrator) member or team

NomineesReasons for nomination
Beth LewisShowing outstanding perseverance and commitment to MyTimetable.
Dr Eamon McGrealExcellent teaching, especially during pandemic.
Jane PriceJane is independent, supportive and dedicated.
Dr Kirsten PughExtraordinary support of students.
Dr Zoe RobertsInnovation to support students in their intercalated applications.
Dr Alex TonksPhenomenal, supportive and dedicated intercalated project supervisor.
Dr Carmen van den Berg
  • Carmen strives to give students the best possible learning experiences
  • Carmen has introduced significant and effective innovations and streamlined UP processes for UG and PGT.
Dr Huw Williams
  • Leadership in support for the NHS
  • Committed, hardworking, above and beyond, thoughtful
  • Outstanding support during the pandemic to help us finish our degrees: EPIC iBSc.
Dr Nicola JordanHer dedication and selflessness to ensure safe-running of practicals.

NHS or General Practice staff member or team

NomineesReasons for nomination
Dr Rhian FarquharsonAwesome effort in maintaining teaching safely during COVID using remote technology / Her drive to deliver teaching and training knows no limits.
Dr Bethan MorganBeth has demonstrated tireless and extraordinary commitment to teaching.

Student or student group/society

NomineesReasons for nomination
Krishnar Parmar: Lead for the eLearning Team (Med. Ed. iBSc)Leading: Creation of multiple eLearning modules during COVID wave 1.
eLearning Team (Med. Ed. iBSc)Creation of multiple eLearning modules during COVID wave 1.
The EPIC 40Multiple nominations for volunteering in 8 Emergency departments (north & south) - April to September 2020.

Postgraduate Taught

Cardiff University staff (academic or administrator) member or team

NomineesReasons for nominations
Dr Richard AnneyFor providing excellent support to student working from home.
Dr Jo GriffithsContribution to MEDIC's civic mission - delivering team-based education for Wales.
Dr Marian HamshereProviding amazing support for students working from home.
Sharron HeathcoteSharron has introduced significant and effective innovations and streamlined UP processes.
Julia HodgsonGoing above and beyond in co-ordinating and supporting MSc programmes.
Samantha Holloway
  • Helpful, professional, passionate, diligent, hardworking and caring
  • She has made this course worthwhile
  • Sam always goes above and beyond.
Emma HumphrysHas worked relentlessly through the pandemic.
Sue Jenkins
  • Exceptional kindness, support and leadership in a remote management role during the Covid pandemic
  • For providing exceptional support for PGT colleagues
  • For leadership, outstanding professionalism and commitment to healthcare education.
Alex Murray
  • Incredible dedication to her students through unprecedented times in NHS
  • Worked tirelessly to support the NHS and GC students.
Dr Fiona Rawlinson
  • Outstanding clinical and academic commitment during pandemic
  • Inspirational Leadership in teaching
  • Despite no face-to-face, she knows us by name. It’s amazing!
Dr Jo Richards
  • Continued commitment to deliver person centred support for postgraduate students
  • Effective communication and guidance in this new virtual learning environment.
Philip Sheen (in memoriam)Professional calm hard worker - supportive for students and staff.
Prof Ann TaylorFantastic and very human leader for staff in difficult times / Incredible amount of support and help to all PGT staff.
Dr Neil WarrenOutstanding commitment to training NHS frontline staff during pandemic.
Rachel Davies, Nicola TavernerRachel and Nicki have worked extremely hard in 2020 to convert counselling skills training to online delivery.
Sharron Heathcote, Sharon NormanDelivering COVID skills training to NHS staff and medical students.

Student or student group/society

NomineesReasons for nominations
Dr Catriona McKeating, Dr Gayathri SubramanianInnovative, creative, supportive of the year group during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

C4ME

Cardiff University staff (academic or administrator) member or team

NomineesReasons for nomination
Janet BattersJan holds MEDIC student recruitment events together in difficult times.
Dr Thanasi HassoulasThanasi provides incredible support to staff as Digital Education Lead / Innovative responses to challenges of the pandemic.
Laura PearsonLaura works like a Trojan to support the SER team.
Kieran RichardsKieran goes the extra mile to support the wider team.
Vicki RoylanceVicki refuses to let Covid downgrade the prospective student experience.
Allan TheophanidesOutstanding support of staff in his role in the LTU.
All Wales C-19 Ward Preparedness Course Team:  Dr Paul Frost, Sian Williams, Dr Neil Warren,  Chris Crosby,  Elaine Jones, Olwen Cooper, Saiyonora Hemron, Mark Menin-Steere, Owen Deery, James Niven, Jo Sloan, Tess Ash, Ruth Mumford, Sharron Heathcote, Sharon Norman, Jayne Menin-Steere, Alex Gamble.Effort and commitment to providing vital COVID preparedness training.
C4ME SMTLeading from the front in the battle against Covid.
IT Service Desk (especially Aaron Morgan, Carrie James)Making it possible for me to do my job.
MEDIC Student Cases team: Linette Williams, Claire ThomasClaire and Linette have been working behind the scenes to support many students (UG &PG) in challenging situations such as complaints and appeals.
School of Medicine SMTLeading from the front in the battle against Covid.

NHS or General Practice staff member or team

NomineesReasons for nomination
Dr Margred Capel, Dr James DaviesContinued exceptional palliative medicine teaching through and despite the pandemic.

Surgam booklet

Surgam booklet 2021

Celebration of Excellence within the School of Medicine.