Core faculty members are involved in the development of the whole project. They provide oversight to the direction of the series as they develop and provide content and review for their area of expertise. This is to ensure that each individual episode, as well as each series is of relevance to the wider MDT and remains balanced


Iain Wilkinson is a Consultant Geriatrician with a special interest in Orthogeriatrics and movement disorders at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust where he is the clinical lead for Medicine for the Elderly. He has a keen interest in quality improvement and has done the ‘Lean for Leaders’ training and been a programme lead for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Network hip fracture programme. Iain is one of the training programme directors for HEE, Kent Surrey and Sussex Geriatric Medicine and joint clinical lead for the Parkinson’s UK Excellence Network for South East Coast. He is a fellow of the higher education academy and has a longstanding interest in medical education and educational research.



Jo Preston is a Consultant Geriatrician at St George’s Hospitals Healthcare NHS Trust. She is interested in the role of education as a fundamental driver for service improvement.



Sarah-Jane qualified as a physiotherapist in 1998. She worked clinically in South London before relocating to the South Coast to take up her current post as Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton. Her clinical and research areas of interest are practice education, rheumatology, pain and aquatic physiotherapy.  Sarah-Jane is the physiotherapy advisor for the MDTea podcast research project.



Jackie is a Senior Lecturer in Social work, at the University of Brighton, where she is the course leader for the BSc (Hons) Social Work. A qualified Social Worker, with a practice background in hospital social work and Intermediate Care. Jackie has a longstanding interest in Mental Capacity, Safeguarding and the social work role with older people

Pam is a qualified Physician Associate and has worked alongside the medical team in Orthogeriatrics for the last 18 months. During her time with Orthogeriatrics she has become interested in Dementia and has initiated the Comfort blanket scheme for affected patients. She has also recently started as a lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University on their new Physician Associate programme. In her spare time she likes to cook and enjoys reading and films.



Wendy is a teaching fellow specialising in dementia and care of older people at University of Surrey and teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programmes. Currently undertaking a PhD (part-time) as part of a larger educational project involving people with dementia and undergraduate students.


Our Teaching Fellows

Georgie is a Paramedic and Teaching Fellow working at Surrey and Sussex Hospitals (SASH) NHS Trust. She qualified as a Paramedic in 2018 and went on to work for an NHS Ambulance Trust. As well as working with the MDTea Podcast she also works with the OPALs frailty team in the emergency department.

Georgie is particularly interested in frailty and care of older adults in acute settings and hospital avoidance strategies.


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Stephen is an elderly care doctor and teaching fellow working at East Surrey Hospital. He qualified in 2016, and before his current role he worked as a staff grade in a Frailty Day Assessment Unit in Northern Ireland. He has a keen interest in both audio and video broadcasting, and completed his MA Broadcast Journalism in 2020. He enjoys putting a lot of this training into practice as part of the team producing the MDTea Podcast, and he is passionate about using his working life to help improve the care of older patients.

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