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Our Team

Medical Mentors

Dr. April Diviney

Dr. April Diviney

Locum A&E Doctor

Dr. Diviney studied at The University of Manchester and is currently working in A&E in the North East of England. Dr Diviney is also studying a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education. Dr Diviney has been working with us for the past 5 years and can often be found on our webinars and also teaching at our UK Medical Work Experience Course. A truly outstanding Mentor and Teacher. 

Dr. Shanika Gunasinghe

Dr. Shanika Gunasinghe

General Medical SHO in Ambulatory Care

Dr Gunasinhge studied Medicine at Barts and graduated in 2016 after having done both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at UCL, thus applying as a graduate. After graduating Dr Gunasinhge underwent my foundation training in London, followed by working in Acute Medicine.Dr Gunasinhge’s route into medicine has given her a lot of experience in all the entrance exams; UKCAT, BMAT and GAMSAT, as well as panel interviews. 

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 on an overseas medical experience course, Project Kilimanjaro. Dr Moosa has also been a Mentor and Teacher on our UK Medical Work experience course. When not working with Medical Projects, Dr Moosa is based out of Oxford. 

Dr. Aicha Rais

Dr. Aicha Rais

Speciality doctor in Psychiatry (CT)

Dr Rais has worked with Medical Projects since 2016. Dr Rais has worked as a Doctor in General Surgery, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, ENT and Psychiatry.  Dr Rais loves helping students succeed and enjoys seeing students get that place at medical school and seeing them become the next generation of healthcare professionals!!

Dr. Ryan Barclay

Dr. Ryan Barclay

Locum SHO / F3 in Psychiatry

Dr Barclay graduated from the University of Manchester two years ago, where he obtained a medical and psychology degree. Dr Barclay is currently working as a Junior Doctor in mental health, with the aim of pursuing a career in psychiatry. Dr Barclay has always had an avid interest in mentorship programmes and loves to help student achieve their dream of getting into medical school.
Dr. Santhosh Jagadeesh

Dr. Santhosh Jagadeesh

Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine and Education

Dr Jadadeesh is a Junior Doctor currently working in a busy A&E department which is also a major trauma centre for the North West. Further to this Dr Jadadeesh is also the teaching lead for the department which means he is in charge of medical students and work experience students in ED which had provided him with a huge amount of experience in teaching and mentoring.
Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry

Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry

FY1 - Junior Doctor

Dr Chaudhry attended the University of Glasgow (Class of 2019). Dr Chaudhry is passionate about Emergency medicine, Pre-Hospital medicine and Trauma. Dr Chaudhry had had an incredibly varied experience at medical school – everything from pulling a bullet out of a patients legs in South Africa to flying around in air ambulances in the south of England! Dr Chaudhry has always had a keen interest in teaching and have been assisting pre-medical students over the last 6 years with exam revision, personal statement advice and interview preparation.
Dr. Charlotte Huang

Dr. Charlotte Huang

FY1 - Junior Doctor

Dr Huang is a Junior Doctor and a recent graduate from King’s College London. During her time there, she regularly took part in tutoring sessions for medical students in the years below, and has also been an MMI interviewer for the medical school. Dr Huang had an mentor when she was an applicant like you and would love to continue a tradition of guiding future medical students. Dr Huang is passionate about help students along their medical school journey, but also giving students an insight into what is in store once they graduate.
Dr. Max Sugarman

Dr. Max Sugarman

Junior Doctor

We will have Dr Sugarman’s bio soon.
Dr. James Olivier

Dr. James Olivier

Junior Doctor

We will have Dr Oliver’s bio soon.
Dr. Sam Richards

Dr. Sam Richards

Junior Doctor

We will have Dr Richards’ bio soon.

Administration Team

Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Founder & Head of Learning

Mark spent many years working in one of the UK’s largest outstanding Sixth Form colleges. Mark’s passion for education and travel saw him start Medical Projects back in 2015. Mark still heads up Medical Projects but he also overseas the Education Projects Group as well and will often be found helping create more helpful resources and courses for students. 

Amy Hooper

Amy Hooper

Operations Manager

Amy has a vast amount of experience within the NHS coordinating undergraduate medical students. 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. 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 keeping the organisation in order so we can continue to help as many students as possible!

Overseas 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.