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Meet our Student Support Team

Emily

Emily Róisín Reid

Director of Student Experience

(Maternity leave until February 2023)

Find me: Virtual Office A126 Teams or A126 (upstairs in CPD area in the Main Medical School Building)

What does your role involve?

Enhancing the student experience for all WMS students. Includes: Welcome & Induction, Community Building, Ensuring Equity in the Student Voice, Widening Participation & Employability. Another friendly face you can go to if you want to change how we do things.

What should students contact you about?

Student Experience and WP. Making life better for students. If you want to work together on projects. Research Interests: WP, BAME Attainment Gap, Medical Careers, Peer-Teaching

How can students contact you?

Office Hours: My office hours are Fridays 12pm-1pm. You can drop in via Virtual Office A126 Teams or to book in: Email me, or call me: 02476 575824

When I'm not at work you can find me...?

Being a mummy of a small person. Running, drinking far too much coffee and normally doing more work…

Anne-Marie

Dr Anne-Marie Chilton

Senior Tutor


What does your role involve?

I lead the student support team. I am on hand to offer support and advice to any student who needs help. I am also a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in medical psychotherapy at UHCW hospital. I work at the medical school most days, apart from Wednesday, which is my clinical day.

What should students contact you about?

Any personal / health / professional problem which is impacting your studies. If you’re unsure about whether you need help, or who best to speak to, just drop me a line!

How can students contact you?

Email: a.chilton.1@warwick.ac.uk

Phone: 02476 573808 (just leave a message with your contact details and I will get back to you)

Face-to-face: Room A007, medical school building

When I'm not at work you can find me...

I love walking in the countryside and all kinds of crafts (demonstrating enthusiasm rather than skill!). I love gardening and growing food – if you’re interested in this during your time at WMS, do get in touch!

Eloise

Dr Ellie Powell

Deputy Senior Tutor for Phase I students

What does your role involve?

I support Phase I student’s pastoral care and the personal tutors in my role with the student support team.​

Facilitating in anatomy, groupwork and CBL across Phase I, II and III.

I am also involved in assessment and exams.​

Member of the Attainment Gap Working Group​.

Lead for the CTF Network

What should students contact you about?

For any support involving personal or professional issues which impact on your studies. My aim is to support you as best I can during your time at medical school. ​

If you want to just generally chat with tea and biscuits and/or cake. Or to discuss any kind of adventure/sport/travelling, etc. ​

Literature – I absolutely love reading and I am officially banned from Amazon when I’ve had a glass of wine or two (hello future library). If you have recommendations, I want them…. ​

How can students contact you?

Email: Eloise.Powell.1@warwick.ac.uk

Microsoft Teams: Drop me a message anytime and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.​

Working hours: full-time ​

When I'm not at work you can find me...​

Getting lost somewhere or in a bakery….

Judy Perkis

Dr Judy Purkis

Deputy Senior Tutor for Year 2

What does your role involve?

I have a 50% role at WMS within which I am a deputy senior tutor (DST) so I lead and support the year two pastoral care within the student support team. I also co-lead year one block 5 reproduction and child health. I can always be distracted talking anything women's health or childbirth related, baby photos also welcome anytime. I am also interested in patient engagement and authenticity in teaching and learning.

What should students contact you about?

  • Any pastoral, personal or professional issue that feels important to you. Life has a strange way of continuing outside this course whether we like it or not and I am happy to walk through the good times with you and maybe some of the not so good too.
  • Anything related to Block 5 in year 1.

How can students contact you?

Email: Judith.Purkis@warwick.ac.uk 

Phone: 02476 151145

Pop in - Office number 112 MTC. My usual working days are Wednesdays and Thursdays and every other Friday when there are year 2 academic days. Always happy to go for a walk/talk/coffee when we can.

When I'm not at work you can find me...

Usually on two wheels. I love my cycling and am often to be found out and about in Warwickshire I also know more than seems sensible about classic motorbikes and current Moto GP. I ride either my Ridley Helium, preferably up big mountains or my Kawasaki z300 preferably on quiet lanes. I read almost anything I can find and am recently working my way through Harry Potter with my 14 year old niece. I enjoy baking, mostly for other people and I passionately believe in continuing to learn, I'm still hoping to learn to crochet one day. I aspire to teach and model the perpetual skill of striking a health life/work balance.

Zaki Gaballa

Dr Zaki Gaballa

Deputy Senior Tutor, Year 4

Find me: Warwick Hospital, Department of Anaesthetics.

What does your role involve?

I am the Deputy Senior Tutor for Year 4, Clinical Personal Tutor and educational supervisor for WMS.

I am also a full time doctor at South Warwick Foundation Trust (SWFT) and I am an Associate Specialist in Anaesthesia.

What should students contact you about?

Students can contact me for support and advice. I am a member of the student support team. Our aim is to provide students with support and help them through their journey. I understand the need for students to receive encouragement, motivation and guidance. I want students to enjoy their time at WMS and benefit from the resources the university can provide.

How can students contact you?

Email: Zaki.Gaballa@swft.nhs.uk

I work Tuesdays for the Student Support Team.

Tony Rollings

Porter/Security Officer

What do you do?
The Portering Team are responsible for a range of tasks around the Medical School. We make deliveries, remove items, move items from one place to another, set up classrooms and provide general assistance for students and staff.

What should students contact you about?

Setting up classrooms and moving furniture or other items.

How can students contact you?

You can send a request on the University’s Estates Helpdesk.Link opens in a new window

Morna

Morna Woods

Student Support Officer

Find me: Room 019 on the lower ground floor in the MTC (next door to the Student Support Office)

What does your role involve?

I work within the Student Support team and also with Dr Clare Blackburn and the Course Progress Group.

What should students contact you about?

Any student related queries but am happy to help with any queries I can!

How can students contact you?

When in the MTC, I'm usually there between 8am and 4pm but during lockdown email is the best way to contact me.

Email: M.M.Woods@warwick.ac.uk

When I'm not at work you can find me...

Walking around the Memorial Park in Earlsdon and meeting up with friends in their gardens!


Maggie

Maggie Crisp

MB ChB Secretary

Find me: Room 019 on the lower ground floor in the MTC (next door to the Student Support Office)

What does your role involve?

Organise and taking minutes for lots of meetings! Diary management for Prof Macdougall and Dr Owen.

What should students contact you about?

If you need an appointment with Prof Macdougall, Dr Owen and the wider team (as mentioned by Prof Macdougall I have secret ways of finding people!)

How can students contact you?

I work full time 8am – 4pm Monday-Thursday and 8am-3pm Friday

Email: Margaret.Crisp@warwick.ac.uk

Phone: 024 761 50899 (currently working from home)

When I'm not at work you can find me...

Going for long walks in the countryside and trips to the theatre. Enjoying time with family and friends.

Kelly Coles

Kelly Coles

Senior Careers Consultant - WMS

What does your role involve?

My role involves supporting students to navigate and manage their careers. I offer confidential, non-directive guidance and career coaching, which empowers students to make decisions and put plans into place for the steps to move forward from where they are, to where they want to be.

Alongside this, I work closely with academics to create embedded provision that is tailored to meet the needs of specific student cohorts. I have a keen interest in utilising technology to enhance engagement in teaching and learning, ensuring accessibility for all students.

What should students contact you about?

Anything career related!

This can include lots of uncertainty about what is right for you, or a lack of clarity about the options that are available to you, and not knowing where to start.

If you are clear about what you want to do or where you want to take your careers, I can help with developing confidence with all elements of the recruitment and selection process, developing your professional network and everything in between.

How can students contact you?

Currently through email or Teams – kelly.coles@warwick.ac.uk, happy to be flexible with this. Once I have some ‘in-person’ details, I will share these!

Also look out for updates on Moodle pages.

When I'm not at work you can find me...

Being PA to my children with very full schedules! I love live music and festivals, stand up comedy and getting together with friends for good food. I enjoy exercise classes including Clubbercise and Les Mills when I get the opportunity, but my commitment to this tends to be fickle!


Sam Johnson

Samantha Johnson

Academic Support Librarian

What do you do?

I don’t stamp books or say “Sshh”! I work with the Medical School to make sure that the Library provides access to the books and journals required by students and staff to support the teaching and research activities of the School.

Most of my time is spent answering enquiries, promoting the information resources that are available and providing training and support in how to use them.

What should students contact you about?

Contact me if you have any questions about the Library’s services and resources. Frequently asked questions include book suggestions, issues accessing our electronic journals and databases, help and advice with literature searching, including systematic reviews, and help with referencing.

How can students contact you?

When on campus, my office is in the Library on central campus, but I am frequently at the Medical School and can often be found in the BioMed Grid. In a virtual world, the best way to contact me is via email or Teams for a socially distanced meeting!

Email: Samantha.A.Johnson@warwick.ac.uk

Catherine

Catherine Fenn

Senior Academic Technologist

Find me: Online! Hopefully soon back to occasionally being resident in Gibbet Farmhouse as neighbour to your quiet rooms.

What does your role involve?

Academic Technology Lead for the Warwick MBChB course. Special interests include developing digital capability, virtual patients, digital healthcare, student-centred learning design and iPads in medical education. I'm here to advise and guide staff and students on campus and out in clinical placements on the affordances of technology for teaching and learning. Liaison point between IT Services and MB ChB students and staff to help make the most effective use of the tools and services available at Warwick.

What should students contact you about?

Happy to support student led and student partnership projects. Would like to hear from a wider range of students about their student digital experience. What works well for you and where you would like to see changes to either policy or practice.

How can students contact you?

Via MS Teams chat is a great way to contact me. I do my best to keep my online status updated with my real time availability.

Email: c.a.Fenn@warwick.ac.uk

When I'm not at work you can find me...

Usually found in active mode cycling, running, walking, riding or swimming. Most at home in wild remote places with lakes and mountains. I'm also a volunteer sports coach and mentor. I wind down with eclectic selection of music, books, theatre, art and film.


Caroline Jawdoszak

Receptionist

What do you do?

Respond to all general enquiries and information requests received in person, by telephone and email ranging from high-ranking dignitaries and Professors to current and prospective students. Decide on and send appropriate responses to general enquiries, and answer all enquiries either verbally, by telephone or email promptly and with tact and discretion, referring enquiries to the relevant member of staff where appropriate. Keep records of number of enquirers and visitors and compile list of FAQs.

Deal with requests for meeting room bookings within the Medical School Building, and potentially arranging catering and hospitality needs for meetings as requested. Find and book alternatives in other buildings if none available in the Medical School Building.

Organising visitor car parking and emergency parking for staff, maintaining and updating content on room booking and car parking spread sheets daily and advising on alternatives at busy times, assisting visitors unable to park. Provide travel and route information and issue visitor badges to all external visitors. Maintain relevant bookings databases ensuring they are up to date at all times.

What should students contact you about?

Students may contact us with any general enquiries they need help with.

How can students contact you?

Email: C.Jawdoszak.1@warwick.ac.uk

Telephone 02476 574880

Reception is open daily from Monday - Thursday 8:00am – 6:00pm and Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Lucy

Lucy Mason

Receptionist

What do you do?

Respond to all general enquiries and information requests received in person, by telephone and email or referring them on to the relevant department or staff member. Deal with requests for booking meeting rooms across both the Medical teaching centre and Medical School building for both staff & students, and helping with the arrangements of catering or hospitality should these be required. Organise visitor carparking, and advising on alternative carparks for visitors to park in at busy times. Manage stationary for both medical teaching centre and medical school building keeping stock levels maintained and ordering any additional stationary on request.

What should students contact you about?

Students can contact me with any general enquiry they may have.

How can students contact you?

Email: L.mason@warwick.ac.ukLink opens in a new window

Telephone: 02476 574041

In person at the Medical school reception.

Seth Bailey

Porter/Receptionist

What do you do?
The Portering Team are responsible for a range of tasks around the Medical School. We make deliveries, remove items, move items from one place to another, set up classrooms and provide general assistance for students and staff.

What should students contact you about?

Setting up classrooms and moving furniture or other items.

How can students contact you?

You can send a request on the University’s Estates Helpdesk.Link opens in a new window