Meet The Team

Dr Sharon Chan-Braddock

Module Coordinator

Sharon works as an Extended Scoped Practitioner and First Contact Physiotherapist in the MSK and primary setting. She is also an independent prescriber. Her clinical interests include injection therapy, complex spinal disorder & chronic back pain. Sharon is a tutor for both SOMM Foundation & Injection Therapy courses.

Mrs Emily Goodlad

Module Coordinator

Emily is the Module Coordinator for the Foundation in Musculoskeletal Medicine module and Joint Programme Leader for the MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine at Queen Margaret University (QMU). Emily is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, with special interests in knees, tendinopathy and clinical reasoning.

Mr Paul Hattam

Module Coordinator

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 Coordinator

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

Mr Johnny Smith

Module Coordinator

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

Dr Elaine Atkins MBE

Retired Tutor, Author, Chair of Council

MSK physiotherapist Elaine has a doctorate in Professional Studies and has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She was awarded an MBE is 2018 for services to physiotherapy. She has co-authored four editions of 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.

Darren Collin

Course Tutor

Darren is a physiotherapist based in the north west working in the NHS as a First Contact Practitioner. He has been a SOMM fellow since 2018 and teaches on the foundation courses.

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.

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.

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 Yvonne Hughes

Society Manager

Yvonne is our Society Manager and is based in our Liverpool HQ. Yvonne is dedicated to ensuring SOMM operates as effectively, efficiently & professionally as possible.

Ms Laura Clark

Finance & Administration Officer

Laura is dedicated to ensuring, all SOMM courses run as smoothly and professionally as possible.