University Hospitals Bristol

Your WARD Team

Ed Miles

Ed is ST6 Anaesthetics and Postgrad Education Fellow at NBT, and is the WARD Education Director

Kirstin Dykes

ST4 in Paediatrics, Education fellow, passionate about teaching, resilience and how we can use creativity to make us better doctors. Also coffee and being outdoors!

Rachel Taylor

Rachel is an ED Registrar at RUH. She is Welsh, and enjoys musical theatre 

Sarah Newell

Sarah is an ST7 in O&G in St Michael's, she's just finished two years out doing an MD and understands the pain of juggling medical rotas as her hubby is an anaesthetic registrar

Mark Eveleigh

Mark is an ST6 Anaesthetic Registrar, and is the Business Director of WARD. He loves a suit and tie.

Emily Moore

Emily is a GPST1 in Bristol, who took an F3/F4 in Gold Coast, Australia. Passionate about outdoor adventure, gin, coffee & a good work life balance!

Kath Thomas

Kath is an ED Registrar. When not working, she loves travelling, eating out, watching live music and of course as it’s in her blood, Welsh rugby

Emma Joynes

ST7 anaesthetic trainee currently doing advanced regional module. Emma has previously been the social representative for the deanery and a mentor to undergraduate trainees. She is keen to offer support to her more junior colleagues especially given the current crisis that we are facing.

Matt Aldridge

Matt is an Anaesthetics registrar and has worked on the Curriculum for WARD

Naomi Fenton

Naomi is an ST5 Registrar in Radiology.

Aless Glover Williams

Aless is lead for WARD in UHBW, Neonatal GRID Trainee ST7 who has been extensively involved in wellbeing with RCPCH rep-ing and WARD. Loves cooking, gin, her cat Rufus and growing veggies.

Jessica Kate Burns

Kate is an ST5 in Paediatric Surgical Trainee. She has been in the Severn Deanery for 3 years, and enjoys this great part of the country!

Stuart Joy

Stuart is ST3 ICM and WARD Treasurer.  In work he is passionate about teaching and wellbeing and outside of work has a love of languages, traveling and skiing.

Sarah Hargreaves

Sarah is ST7 in clinical oncology. Committed campaigner for doctor wellbeing, and proud of her extensive portfolio of ‘years out’. 

Sofia Cuevas-Asturias

Sofia is a Paediatric ST6 at Bristol Children’s hospital. Her interests include Paediatric Critical care, Simulation, Trauma, LTV and global health. She is a mummy to a very active one year old and his dog. She also loves to cycle, paint, read and cook!

Komal Parmanand

Komal is an ENT Clinical Educational Fellow based at the BRI.

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Next Workshops

4th November F2 teaching 1500-1700 Joint with the SCHWARTZ round

Location : Zoom

6th January F1 teaching 1230-1330

Location : Zoom

23rd June F1 teaching 1230-1330

F2 teaching at 1500

Location : ?


Support Available

Lead for Coaching, Mentoring and Wellbeing in Junior Doctors

Dr Rachel McCoubrie is a Consultant in Palliative Care and has 2 support roles

* Lead for mentoring, coaching and wellbeing in Drs

*Career support and mentor for junior doctors

Rachel is passionate and enthusiastic about support and wellbeing. If you would like to speak to someone in confidence about any work related or personal issues affecting your wellbeing then Rachel can be contacted via PGME or

Rachel is based in the education centre and works Monday-Wednesday.





Mara Balasco

Postgraduate Medical Education Administrator

Medical Education (PGME), UH Bristol Education & Research Centre


Kirsty Andrews

Deputy Postgraduate Medical Education Manager

PA to the Director of Medical Education

Education and Research Centre

Tel: 0117 342 0058



UH Bristol Workplace Wellbeing Team

Claire Haley, Mike Sheppard and Cathy Holloway support a holistic range of resources available for you at the hospital. These include workshops on stress, supporting wellbeing within your team, menopause; and self-help guides you can access on the WARD website. There is a wide variety of options to support psychological and physical wellbeing, and to help support a healthy lifestyle. Contact them at to find out more



Mr Jamshed Shabbir is Foundation Programme Director for F1 and a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon.

Jamshed can be contacted via PGME or on

or via Hope Douglas(secretary)

0117 3423549



Occupational Health

Available via the intranet or for more useful resources see 

or email

Claire Haley, Workplace Wellbeing Lead, and

Mike Sheppard, Workplace Psychological Wellbeing Lead

contact on




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Dr Kieron Rooney is  the Foundation Programme Director for F2 and a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthetics.

Kieron can be contacted via PGME or on



Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

Pamela Wenger



Other Resources



Medical HR



Learning and Development

Staff Benefits



The Director for Medical Education is Dr Becky Aspinall

If you feel you need to speak to someone other than your FPD you can contact Becky via PGME or



Guardian of Safe Working

Ali Johnstone



COVID Wellbeing Support


The COVID wellbeing support guide:


New COVID wellbeing e-learning:


24/7 counselling, financial advice, legal advice, support & advice service: ‘Care first’: 24/7 telephone counselling service: 0800 174 319 

The Care first 'Lifestyle website' login details:

Username: uhb001

Password: stol1234


Excellent resources available to all NHS staff for free:


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