Programme Support Team

The School is supported by a team of administrators based at Don Valley House, Sheffield.

First point of contact

Training Programme Directors
Location Role  Name  Email 
Pan Deanery Head of School Karin Schwarz
Pan Deanery Education Lead; STEPP Simon Frazer
Pan Deanery Exam Lead Chakrapani Vasudevan
Pan Deanery Simulation Lead Sunitha Sampath
Pan Deanery Website; ARCP Chris Vas
South South ARCP Lead; SPRAT Rum Thomas
South ARCP Lead Sanjay Suri
South ST1-3 rotations Vacant Vacant
South ST4-8 rotations Angela Oliver
South South; Diploma support Jessica Oldfield
East ST1-3 Rotations Vacant Vacant
East ST4-8 rotations Elizabeth Baker
West ST1-3 Rotations Venkat Thiyagesh
West ST4- ST8 West Rotations Kay Tyerman
College Tutors

Airedale NHS Trust

Dr Paula Beadle


Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Rajeev Gupta

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Sally Pollard

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Pamela Ohadike

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bassetlaw District General Hospital

Dr Lovlin Joseph

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Dr Razia Petkar

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Shimona Basu

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Vishal Mehta

Leeds Community Healthcare Trust

Dr Arnab Seal

Leeds Children's Hospital as part of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Liz Evans

Dr Hannah Shore

Dr Santosh Sundararajan

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dewsbury District Hospital

Dr Vijay Sharma

Pinderfields General Hospital

Dr Matthew Pye

Northern Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital

Dr Vijaya Hebbar

Scunthorpe General Hospital

Dr Vineeth Cheruvalli

Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Health Care NHS Trust

Dr Rebecca Proufoot

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Laura Flemons

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Jessop Wing

Dr Helen Dyson

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Imran Bashir


York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Gemma Barnes

Trainee Representatives

Paediatric Trainee Representatives


Trainee representation is a key element in the development and monitoring of the Paediatric Training Programme, and representatives play a valuable role in providing feedback and helping shape new initiatives.

In order to build continuity, the Paediatric School Trainee Representative will hold the role for the ST Levels they have applied to complete (i.e, ST1 - ST3).  They may of course, choose to step down from their role at any point if they wish.  If a trainee does give up their role, the Paediatric School will follow the application process to appoint a new trainee to the role. 

Please note that the posts are unpaid, honorary roles.  HEE YH is however, able to reimburse travel expenses for those Paediatric School Trainee Representatives who are required to travel to local and national meetings.  Details on how to claim reimbursement will be sent on appointment.

If you wish to contact your local Trainee Rep you will find their details below:


South Yorkshire

ST1 - ST3

Post currently vacant - please click here for further information on how to apply.

ST4 - ST5

Helen Newsome

Hi, I'm Helen and I am an ST4 in South Yorkshire. I moved to Sheffield to pursue my interest in paediatric emergency medicine after a year as an expedition doctor and undertaking the Diplomhelen_newsome_91x121.jpga in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. I started my training in the East of England and undertook my F2 in Wellington, New Zealand. It can be daunting moving to new places and I am keen to support others moving into the region.

As a proudly 'out' gay person with dyslexia, I am passionate about diversity at work. My dyslexia has meant that I have found some of the MRCPCH exams harder than most and I am very happy to share my experiences and advise others where I can. 

Email Helen Newsome


Simon Scammell

Email Simon Scammell

East Yorkshire

ST1 - ST3

Post currently vacant - please click here for further information on how to apply.


ST4 - ST5

Post currently vacant - please click here for further information on how to apply.

ST6 - ST8

James Houston

Email James Houston


West Yorkshire

ST1 - ST3

Post currently vacant - please click here for further information on how to apply.


Post currently vacant - please click here for further information on how to apply.

ST6 - ST8

Bilal Manzoor

I am a level 3 trainee working in West Yorkshire. I have worked in district as well as teaching hospitals across Yorkshire and Humber region, during this journey I spoke to many of my fellow junior doctors and realised the need for a change in the way how we communicate with the deanery. I have put myself forward as a trainee representative to bring about this change.

I hope to be able to represent the views of my fellow trainees and help to improve the paediatric trainee experience in Yorkshire.

Email Bilal Manzoor


Brenda Van Beek 

Hi, I'm Brenda van Beek. I am an ST4 in South Yorkshire, where I started my paediatric training in 2013. Before that, I lived and worked in Leeds, and before that, I finished medical school in Amsterdam. I have been working LTFT since February 2018, which I see as experiencing the best of both worlds. Over time, and especially during my time as leadership fellow, I have developed a passion to make the work/training place a positive, happy environment (I know, a challenge in the current climate!) as I believe this will get the best out of all of us. I believe it's important to keep good communication between the front line and the powers higher up,  to make sure good practice is rewarded and the right issues are being addressed.

So please LTFT trainees, let me know if you come across anything that you would like me to highlight to the School of Paediatrics so I can represent your views!

Email Brenda Van Beek 

Rota Coordinators

Please note Rota Co-ordinators are mangaged by the Trusts not the School of Paediatrics

Please contact the individual trusts Medical Staffing Departments for uptodate contact details