Dr Helen Morrow
EC4H Lead tutor
Dr Helen Morrow is an Associate Specialist in Geriatric Medicine with a particular interest in advanced care planning and end of life care. She obtained her Diploma in Palliative Medicine which stimulated an interest in clinical communication. She attended an EC4H course in 2009, and subsequently trained as a tutor.
GMC number 2821489
Dr Anne Marie Brandon
St Andrew’s Hospice, Airdrie
Dr Anne Marie Brandon is a Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine at St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie. She trained as a GP and worked as a GP principal in Lanarkshire for over 12 years before changing professional direction to Palliative Medicine in 2008. She undertook a postgraduate diploma in professional development in palliative care in 2011 through Glasgow Caledonian University.
Dr Brandon has developed an interest in communication throughout her medical career and completed EC4H courses in 2013 and 2014, then went on to train as a course tutor.
Mary W Callaghan
Wishaw General Hospital
Dr Mary Callaghan is a Consultant Paediatrician in NHS Lanarkshire. She graduated from Glasgow University in 1984 and embarked on a career in General Practice. Following completion of GP training she worked as a Community Paediatrician for several years but then decided to apply for formal training in Paediatric Medicine. Following successful completion of specialist training she took up the post of Consultant Paediatrician with an Interest in Neurology in 2002 at Wishaw General Hospital.
She has long been interested in communication issues within the field of medicine and completed the EC4H Course in 2012 subsequently training as a course tutor in 2013.
She graduated from The University of Leeds in 2008. During her time at University formal training in communication skills including the use of role play was becoming increasingly recognised as an essential part of the undergraduate syllabus. Experiencing this ignited her interest in clinical communication and in training methods.
She furthered this interest by attending a Train the Trainer course in 2012, an EC4H course in 2014 and later trained as an EC4H course tutor in 2015.
Dr Donna Corrigan is a Consultant Paediatrician in Lanarkshire. She trained as an EC4H tutor in 2013.
Christine Carswell works as a consultant psychiatrist for the elderly in NHS Lanarkshire and has done so since 2008. She has a keen interest in both undergraduate and postgraduate education and regularly takes medical students from Glasgow University in her department for their Special Study Module.
Having attended the EC4h courses she has become a trainer and finds that each course that she has been involved in both rewarding and challenging.
After working as a trainee in geriatric medicine, Dr Helen Taylor decided to develop her skills in education and training by taking a clinical teaching fellow post, during which she completed an MSc in medical education.
She currently work as a Speciality Doctor in geriatric medicine, with a role as a Trainer in NHS Lanarkshire, involved in course design and delivery, focussing on teaching skills training and clinical communication.
Dr Helen Taylor is also involved with trainee support and multidisciplinary educational development, with ongoing input into educational governance.
Mr Alistair brown is a consultant general surgeon with interests in surgical critical care and anticipatory care planning. He regularly teaches on critical care courses (a key component of which is communication skills) both in the UK and abroad. He has undergone training with Effective Communication for Health in Edinburgh and trained as a tutor in November 2016. He has taught communication to a variety of postgraduate groups as part of the critical care teaching.
GMC number 3542039