Meet the ED Fellows

We are the Medical Education Fellows at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW). We work across both sites to organise and deliver teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level along with some other exciting projects.

  • Dominic Fernandes
  • Alicia Griffin
  • Chloe Pace
  • Aalia Pagarkar
  • Kubra Shah


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Hello! I studied medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, having completed a BSc in Biomedical Science at Keele University. I graduated in 2020, signing up to start working early as an interim FY1 doctor in the Hyperacute Stroke Unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. I then completed my FY1 in Brighton working in Respiratory Medicine, Acute Medicine and Palliative Care. I did my FY2 year in East Sussex Healthcare Trust in Urology, Paediatrics and General Practice. I have always really enjoyed teaching, and before applying to medicine had wanted to be a teacher so I’m sure that whatever path of medicine I end up in, there will be a large chunk of teaching! I have a strong interest in Paediatrics, but am also looking into alternative careers in medicine such as Clinical Genetics and General Practice.


Hello everyone! I studied medicine at the University of Birmingham and graduated in 2020 during the Covid pandemic (lucky me!). I did my F1 at Croydon University Hospital and F2 at Tunbridge Wells. I have always enjoyed teaching and I am very excited to get involved with a lot of exciting projects this year! In terms of specialties, I thoroughly enjoyed my GP job in F2 and will likely be applying for that this year unless I change my mind again! Please email me or pop into the Education Fellows office if you have any questions


Hello everyone! My name is Aalia. I graduated from Imperial College London in 2019 and did my Foundation years in the South Thames deanery in Medway Hospital and King's College Hospital. I then went on to do an FY3 year at Brighton which was part clinical and part education, where my interest in Medical Education first developed. I came to MTW to explore what a career in Medical Education can bring. I am hoping to go into General Practice with a view to having a special interest in Medical Education and GUM/Sexual Health. I'm more than happy to discuss options for FY3 and beyond and help with interview practice! Outside of Medicine I like travelling, hiking, finding new places to eat, solving puzzles, and collecting an obscene number of plants.

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Stephen White

Stephen White
Undergraduate Manager
01892 635628

Joanna Woolard

Joanna Woollard
Medical Education Administrator
01622 224549

Danielle Chapman

Rachel Herlihy
Medical Education Administrator
01892 638957

Sam Braddock

Sam Braddock
Medical Education Administrator
01892 634014


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