Edinburgh Medical School

Meet the team

Details of the programme team and their profiles.

Group shot of the HCP med team standing outside the Royal Infirmary hospital

The HCP-Med team is led by Dr Helen Richards and includes highly experienced clinical and non-clinical teachers, all of whom have extensive experience in higher education.

We are also very fortunate to have team members with expertise in both the pedagogical and technical aspects of eLearning. 

We work closely with colleagues teaching on the main MBChB programme.  The academic team is supported by Susan Maitland, HCP-Med Coordinator and Vasiliki Pothitou, Programme Administrator. 

Our aim is to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and our approach is underpinned by a spirit of openness whereby we encourage constructive feedback and peer learning.  



Team profiles

Names Role Profile
Dr Helen Richards Programme director Dr Helen Richards
Mr. Gavin Brown E-Learning Lead  
Dr Polly Hashmi Teaching Fellow in Medicine Dr Polly Hashmi
Dr Rupsha Fraser Teaching Fellow in Medicine Dr Rupsha Fraser
Prof. John Frank

 Lead, Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Module

Professor John Frank
Dr Anurag Yadav Clinical Teaching Fellow, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer Dr Anurag Yadav
Susan Maitland Programme Coordinator Susan Maitland
Vasiliki Pothitou Programme Administrator

Vasiliki Pothitou


Get in touch

If you would like any further information about the programme, please email HCP-Med@ed.ac.uk