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There are various ways to contact the Education Centre staff.  If you have any questions, please complete and submit the contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.  Alternatively, if you prefer, we have a main contact telephone number and email address as below and below this, you will find details on all the Education Centre staff.  We hope this will allow you to contact the relevant person more easily.  All the staff have their own email addresses and a short biography detailing their area of expertise.

Contact Details


01387 241524 or Extension 33524


Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary
Cargenbridge, Dumfries, DG2 8RX


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Team Contacts

Dr Peter Armstrong

Dr Peter Armstrong

Director of Medical Education - (Post Graduate) / Foundation Training Programme Director

Chris Isles

Prof Chris Isles

Undergraduate Director of Medical Education and Hospital Sub-Dean University of Glasgow


Dr Fiona Graham

Director of Medical Education (Rural Medical Education and ScotGEM) - General Practitioner


Miss Anne-Marie Coxon

Education Centre & Library Services Manager


I am the Education Centre Manager and I work with our Directors of Medical Education and the rest of the team to quality assure the undergraduate and postgraduate medical education here in Dumfries.  That’s really just a fancy way of saying that we work hard to ensure NHS D&G delivers the best medical education we can, supporting students, trainees and qualified staff to the best of our abilities.

I have a background in marketing in the private sector and general management in the NHS and almost all of the time I love my job and consider myself very lucky to work with such a great group of people.

When not here, I enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with my friends. As a department we are very keen on good coffee and to continue on the caffeine theme, I have a diet coke addiction!  I’m a bit of a foodie – I like to eat out and am a keen cook.  I love going to listen to live music. Finally, I love dogs, especially Daisy my dalmatian.

Dr Alwayn Leacock

Clinical Teaching Fellow (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

Dr Fiona Jefford

Dr Fiona Jefford

Training Programme Director - General Practice


I am Fiona Jefford, the Training Programme Director for GP training in Dumfries and Galloway. Having completed my GP training in D&G in 2002, I can vouch that it is a fantastic place to train.

For most of my week I am a GP in Lochmaben, spending 2 sessions per week of it in this post. The main role is to coordinate and oversee the training of GPSTs, whilst in hospital and in their GP practices.

We have a comprehensive induction process, followed by a day release educational programme, which is reviewed and adapted every year according to feedback from trainees.

Dr Sonia Cherian

GP Appraiser and CPD Adviser, NHS Dumfries and Galloway / NHS Education for Scotland


Mr Calum Murray

Medical Illustrator


I am the Board’s Medical Illustrator and have been with the Education Centre since 1995.  My role includes Graphic Design (production of posters, leaflets, forms, presentations, etc.) and Audio-Visual support within the Education Centre.
I am also a part-time Conflict Management Instructor for the Board.

I’m a professional member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI) and a Registered Medical Illustrator with the Academy for Healthcare Science.  In addition, I currently hold the position of Chairman of the Scottish Board of IMI.

Outside of work my interests are quite wide and varied.  I’m a keen photographer, favouring landscapes over other subjects and am a lifelong fan of Queen of the South FC.

Dr Cara Hammond

Clinical Development Fellow (ScotGEM)


Dr Mellisa Coyle

Clinical Development Fellow (Surgery)


Dr Jordan Kelly

Clinical Fellow (Breast Surgery)


I am Jordan Kelly, a Clinical Fellow in Breast Surgery. I graduated from University of Glasgow in 2016 then spent my FY1 year in Dumfries and Galloway. I returned to Glasgow for my FY2. I have a career interest in breast cancer research and more widely in Oncology.

My time now is split between my clinical and educational commitments. My clinical work is in Breast Surgery, with some oncall commitments in General Surgery. In my educational role, I organise and deliver a teaching programme to our undergraduate medical students rotating through General Surgery.

Outside of work, I spend my time catching up with friends, running, or walking my beloved dog, Ringo!

Vicki McLaughlan

Miss Vicki McLaughlan

Undergraduate Co-ordinator


My role is Undergraduate Co-ordinator within the Education Centre of DGRI.  I look after medical students who are on placement within NHS Dumfries and Galloway and help to arrange the timetables and paperwork for 3rd, 4th and 5th year Medical students, as well as arranging elective placements for medical students in NHS Dumfries and Galloway.  I also provide pastoral support, we want to make sure all students enjoy their time with us and are delighted that a lot of our students come back to do FY1 and beyond.

Please get in touch with me to ask anything student related.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and completing further studies.

Stuart Japp

Mr Stuart Japp

Simulation Technician/Medical Education Co-Ordinator

Tracy MacPhee

Ms Tracy MacPhee

Administrative Assistant


As the first point of contact for all visitors and enquiries at the Education Centre reception, my role is to assist in the efficient running of the Centre, I provide administrative and secretarial support to all of our service users including monitoring Centre rooms, bookings and website updates.

What I really like about my role is I get to meet and support interesting new people every day, whilst working within a great team, each day here at the Centre is different, challenging and fun.

Away from work I enjoy time with family/pets/TFW team including nephews, nieces, chickens, working dogs, horse, pigs and Penny our very spoilt Jack Russell.  I have a healthy obsession for crafting things pre-loved and delight in everything Dolly Parton “You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try”.


Mrs Audrey Marshall

User Support Librarian


As User Support Librarian my main function is providing advice and training, either on an individual or group basis, in ways to access appropriate literature.  There is SO much information out there nowadays, especially online, and it can seem very daunting unless you know where to look.  I am also able to provide help with literature searches.  I only work part-time, but my hours are flexible so arranging to meet should not be too difficult.

I have previously worked in HE, FE and public libraries, and also been a lecturer/tutor in the FE, prison, and community education sectors and the Open University.

Outside of work my main interest is music, especially singing – everything from Renaissance polyphony to 21st century musicals.  I also love my dogs, going for long walks, cooking and curling up with a good book.

Denis Boyle

Mr Denis Boyle

Education Centre & Library Assistant


Willie Pollock

Senior Resuscitation Officer


Sarah Kirkpatrick

Resuscitation Officer


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