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Upcoming Warwick SMT MEDx events:

We are currently planning our next MEDx events. If you have any suggestions for these, please do get in touch with us.


Previous Warwick SMT MEDx events:

Dr Oyinlola Oyebode - Monday 26th April 2021, 12:30-13:00

After an undergraduate degree in natural sciences at University of Cambridge and a PhD in Neuroscience at University of Edinburgh, I re-focussed towards Public Health working in Wolverhampton and Birmingham Children’s Hospital and then completing higher specialty training in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Since August 2014, I have been an Associate Professor in Public Health at Warwick Medical School; since March 2020, I have been interim director of Warwick Centre for Global Health. I work on behavioural risk-factors for non-communicable disease, and often work with policy and practice colleagues to do research that is useful.

I try to support diversity in academia through role-modelling, which includes sharing challenges as well as successes, and by speaking up for others when I can.

Dr Cat Roberts - Wednesday 28 April, 12:30-13:00

I am Dr Cat Roberts and I work as a GP in South Warwickshire. I am GP Workforce Lead for Coventry and Warwickshire Health and Care Partnership and work closely with our training hub in supporting their delivery of programmes.

I absolutely love healthcare education and previously worked as a Training Programme Director in Coventry and Warwickshire GP Vocational Training Scheme prior to my recent appointment as Associate Dean for Primary Care School, West Midlands.

I have a keen interest in clinical leadership and innovative service design and I teach on this topic to both undergraduates and postgraduates as an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Warwick Medical School. I am an advocate for the development of the wider workforce in primary care and have worked as a Clinical Supervisor for Clinical Pharmacists within the Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH) scheme.

Recently I have also worked with Warwick Medical School and Coventry University in developing a New to Practice Programme offering inter-professional education for any clinician in their first year in general practice.


I am a busy working mum of two girls and I enjoy running, beaches, sunshine and I’m currently in the throes of puppy training!


Dr Thomas Dale MacLaine: The War on COVID: Perspectives from Multi-Disciplinary Battlefields

Dr Thomas Dale MacLaine is one of the many medical students who stepped into healthcare roles during the peak of the pandemic. Dr Dale MacLaine graduated from a PhD in Leeds, after investigating surgery in frail older adults and prehabilitation. As Chair of Warwick SMT, co-founder of the Patient Connect project at UHCW and recent author regarding the use of virtual patients to deliver medical education, Dr Dale MacLaine has insight into the use of technology throughout medical education and healthcare delivery, for both patient and healthcare provider benefit.

Heather Fraser: The War on COVID: Perspectives from Multi-Disciplinary Battlefields

Heather Fraser is a registered pharmacist with over 30 years’ experience in the Life Sciences & Healthcare sectors, working across community pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry and in consultancy. She is currently the global leader for the sectors in IBM's Institute for Business Value where she develops strategies on related business issues. Recent studies have investigated the future of the healthcare ecosystem and the implications for clinical and pharmaceutical development, manufacturing and the supply chain; innovation and alliance management between pharmaceutical, biotech and academic organisations; collaboration across the pharmaceutical & healthcare industries and the impact of emerging technologies on the healthcare ecosystem. She has also developed a series of viewpoints based on interviews with Life Sciences and Healthcare CxOs. As a consultant with IBM she led projects across big pharma, biotech, generics and retail companies covering such topics as corporate strategy, post merger integration, benchmarking, process improvement & systems, project management, organisation development & training. Prior to entering consultancy, she spent 9 years with Ciba Pharmaceutical / Novartis in investigational medicinal products. Heather also worked as a community pharmacist and manager for The Boots Co. Heather holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Warwick in the UK in addition to her Bachelor of Pharmacy (with honours) degree from the University of Wales. Heather is a registered pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council and a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Heather can be contacted at +44(0)7734325459, via e mail at or at IBM UK Ltd., NHBR-1PH, North Harbour, PORTSMOUTH PO6 3AU UK. IBM Institute for Business Value white papers can be accessed at

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