Medical Projects - Part of The Education Projects Group - The Team

The Team

UK Head Office Team

Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mark previously worked in one of the UK’s largest Sixth Form colleges and also for one of the UK’s largest overseas work experience operators. Mark’s passion for education and travel now sees him managing all of the Education Projects Group of companies and overseeing the development of new learning experiences and projects for students.

Amy Hooper

Amy Hooper

Operations Manager

Amy has a vast amount of experience within the NHS coordinating undergraduate medical students on placement. She is also an experienced traveller, having lived and travelled in China  and East Asia for two years. Amy’s passion for student development and travel helps us deliver amazing learning experiences for our students.

Autumn Irving-Carr

Autumn Irving-Carr

Operations Assistant

Autumn has a passion for caring and education. Autumn is currently enrolled on a Business Management BSc at Northumbria University and is set to graduate in 2022. Autumn’s previous roles have seen her work with a range of care providing roles where she particularly enjoyed making a difference to people’s lives. During her spare time, Autumn can be found hiking through hills and mountains across the UK with her sidekick, Otis the Labrador. 

David Ballantyne

David Ballantyne

Finance Officer

David is an experienced management accountant and a fully qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.  He has a broad range of experience in large and small commercial and not for profit organisations. David is responsible for maintaining the accounts and preparing management accounting information.

Medical Advisors & Teachers

Dr. April Diviney

Dr. April Diviney

Medical Advisor

Dr. Diviney is brilliant at clinical teaching and often runs extra sessions for students during evenings. Dr. Diviney has a passion for emergency care and medicine. Dr. Diviney has been involved with teaching on our courses with Medical Projects for the last three years.

Dr. Shanika Gunasinghe

Dr. Shanika Gunasinghe

Medical Advisor

Dr. Gunasinghe is a graduate of Barts and the London School of Medicine. Since she qualified Dr. Gunasinghe has worked in a wide range of departments across London. Dr. Gunasinghe has taught Medical Projects students on both our London project and our overseas placements.

Dr. Ali-Abbas Moosa

Dr. Ali-Abbas Moosa

Medical Advisor

Dr. Moosa has been involved with teaching Medical Projects students since 2017 when he joined us in Project Kilimanjaro as a Medical Advisor. He now teaches our students on Project London when he is not working at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. 

Dr. Aicha Rais

Dr. Aicha Rais

Medical Advisor

Dr. Rais is currently working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at a hospital in Nottingham, but she joins Medical Projects groups when possible to teach them about working life as a doctor and specialising in psychiatry.  Dr. Rais also has experience teaching our students overseas, and is involved in the development of our application preparation sessions. 

In-country Managers

Tizia, Tini & Taras

Tizia, Tini & Taras

Kilimanjaro Programme Managers

Husband and wife team Tini and Tizia run our accommodation in Kilimanjaro, and also help to organise our placements in the hospital. Tini was born and raised in Arusha, so he knows everything there is to know, while Tizia is German by birth but first visited Tanzania in 2010 when she finished school. After she met Tini she moved to Arusha full time and they now raise their young son Taras in Arusha. You might see him around at our accommodation! 

Theresia Edmund

Theresia Edmund

Local Kilimanjaro Team

Theresia, or Teddy as she is more commonly known, is one of our Kilimanjaro Placement Coordinators. Teddy is from Arusha originally and will be around the hospital making sure that students are able to make the most of their placements! You will also find Teddy around at our accommodation making sure everyone is happy. 

Venance Temba

Venance Temba

Local Kilimanjaro Team

Before joining our team Venance studied tourism and worked as a tour guide. He is therefore the perfect person to help you make the most of your time in Tanzania! Venance will be in the hospital helping to introduce students to their mentors, and will be our tour guide on afternoon and evening activities!

Harsha Buddhadasa

Harsha Buddhadasa

Local Sri Lanka Team

Harsha has years of experience organising hospital and volunteer placements for students. He is responsible for making sure students get the most out of their time in Sri Lanka. A native of Galle, Harsha is perfectly placed to help students explore this beautiful city! You will see Harsha around both in the hospital and at the accommodation making sure everything runs smoothly.