Meet The Team

Dr Sharon Chan-Braddock

Module Co-ordinator

Sharon is a musculoskeletal Specialist Physiotherapist in the NHS. Her clinical interests include injection therapy, complex spinal disorder & chronic back pain. Sharon is a tutor for the SOMM membership & Injection Therapy courses.

Mrs Emily Goodlad

Module Co-ordinator

Emily is the Module Co-ordinator for the Foundation Diploma and joint programme leader for the MSc at Queen Margaret University (QMU). Emily is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, with special interests in knees, tendinopathy and clinical reasoning.

Mr Paul Hattam

Module Co-ordinator

Paul is a physiotherapist based in private practice in Sheffield, UK. He has many years of clinical experience having also worked in the NHS in an advanced practitioner role.

Mrs Jill Kerr

Module Co-ordinator

Jill is a Musculoskeletal Specialist Physiotherapist with a clinical caseload and Director of a private multi therapy clinic in Edinburgh.

Mr Johnny Smith

Module Co-ordinator

Johnny has been part of the SOMM teaching team since 2007 and did his MSc with SOMM in 2008. He used to work as an Extended Scope Practitioner and specialised in hips, knees and hands.

Dr Elaine Atkins

Retired Tutor, Author, MSc Lead

MSK physiotherapist Elaine has a doctorate in ‘orthopaedic medicine education’ and has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She is currently MSc Programme Leader and co-authored the course textbook ‘A Practical Approach to Musculoskeletal Medicine’.

Ms Jane Cohen

Course Tutor

Jane is an advanced musculoskeletal practitioner in orthopaedics and rheumatology. Her special interests are shoulder pain and Musculoskeletal injections.

Mr Graham Hebenton

Course Tutor

Graham has been teaching with SOMM for over 20 years and was previously on the education committee and Chair of Education for the organisation.

Mr José Marcelino

Course Tutor

José became a Fellow of SOMM in 1992 and remains an active tutor. His particular area of interest is the effectiveness of clinical reasoning.

Dr Kirsten Ness

Course Tutor

Kirsten is a tutor for the SOMM Membership Course, and her main role is as a GP and doctor in private sports clinic in Edinburgh. Her main area of MSK expertise is injection therapy.

Dr Duncan Reid

Course Tutor

Duncan qualified in Medicine 1987 at Edinburgh University and has worked as a GP in Colinton SW Edinburgh since 1991. A passionate football fan he became club Dr to Hibernian FC in 1998.

Mr Graeme Searle

Course Tutor

Graeme Searle is a physiotherapist based in the NHS in North Hampshire. He has worked in a variety of settings within the NHS, private practice and local sports.

Mr Chris Shannon

Course Tutor

Chris is a very experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist working privately in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. He has many years clinical and teaching experience both in the military and in the NHS.

Ms Alison Smeatham

Course Tutor

Alison is an Extended Scope Practitioner working at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. Her main clinical interest is anything “hippy” but particularly the treatment of young adults with hip pain.

Mr Gordon Smith

Course Tutor

Gordon works as a Physiotherapy Team Leader employed by an NHS Trust covering two community hospitals. He has previously worked in the USA and New Zealand.

Mr Ramesh Vaswani

Course Tutor

Ramesh Vaswani has a private practise of Physiotherapy in Switzerland and has been involved with SOMM since 1992 & takes great pleasure in teaching the concept of Dr. Cyriax.

Ms Rowan Wilson

Course Tutor

Rowan has nearly 20 years’ experience as a physiotherapist in both the NHS and private sector. She now runs her own private physio practice.

Mr Nick Worth

Course Tutor

Nick currently works as a Consultant Physiotherapist and as an ESP Physiotherapist in a variety of locations around the North West, and teaches extensively both in the UK and abroad.

Mrs Nicola Pickess

Society Manager

Nicola is our Society Manager and is based in the Liverpool office working alongside Christine. Nicola is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient management of the office and activities for the SOMM.

Mrs Christine Williams

Society Administrator

Christine is our Society Administrator, helping to run SOMM with her colleagues. She lives in Liverpool with husband Paul and daughter Sophie.