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Meet the Team

The pmm team is led by Professor Helen Foster as a collaboration between Newcastle University and Northumbria University.

The team includes doctors, nurses, therapists, social scientists, web designers and developers and experts in clinical education.  

We also have some very young talented artists providing drawings of our team and our work - we hope you enjoy these as much as we do ! 

Key points about pmm 

  • Doctors from primary care, paediatric rheumatology and orthopaedics have contributed to the content. 
  • Medical students, nurses and GP trainees have provided important guidance about the format and layout of pmm.
  • Funding for pmm has been obtained from an unrestricted educational bursary from Pfizer.
Professor Helen Foster
Professor Helen Foster Professor of Paediatric Rheumatology, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Dr Tim Rapley
Dr Tim Rapley Lecturer in Medical Sociology, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Dr Sharmila Jandial
Dr Sharmila Jandial Consultant in Paediatric Rheumatology, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Dr Nicola Smith
Dr Nicola Smith Research Associate, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Dr Iain Goff
Dr Iain Goff General Practitioner and Consultant Rheumatologist, Northumbria NHS Trust, UK.
Dr Hannah Dean
Dr Hannah Dean General Practitioner, UK.
Dr Amy Rowan
Dr Amy Rowan General Practitioner, UK.
Sr Ruth Wyllie
Sr Ruth Wyllie Lead Nurse, Paediatric Rheumatology, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Christine English
Christine English Principal lecturer, Children's Nursing, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Barbara Davies
Barbara Davies Senior Lecturer, Children's Nursing, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Dr Leah Avery
Dr Leah Avery Research Associate & Practitioner Health Psychologist, Newcastle University, UK.
Janet Herdman
Janet Herdman Administrator, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Dr Graeme Denman
Dr Graeme Denman General Practitioner Trainee, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Dr Flora McErlane
Dr Flora McErlane Consultant in Paediatric Rheumatology, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Kevin Dick
Kevin Dick Tv Technician, Audio Visual Services, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Mr Craig Gerrand
Mr Craig Gerrand Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Mr Rajkumar Gangadharan
Mr Rajkumar Gangadharan Specialty Doctor, Trauma & Orthopaedics, The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Dr Michela Guglieri
Dr Michela Guglieri Lecturer & Honorary Consultant Neurologist, John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, UK.
Dr Henriette van Ruiten
Dr Henriette van Ruiten Paediatric Neurology Registrar, CRA, MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Dr Raju Khubchandani
Dr Raju Khubchandani Consultant Paediatrician, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India.