New Senior Doll Fellows

Green Templeton is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Radhika Chadha and Dr Sheila Lumley as Senior Doll Fellows with effect from 1 September 2022. They will succeed Dr Laurence Leaver in directing the Green Templeton Medical Teaching Programme.

Radhika ChadhaRadhika Chadha has nearly ten years’ experience of teaching students at the University of Oxford and Cambridge Medical Schools and has won awards from both for her outstanding commitment to teaching and leadership skills. She has also conceptualised and delivered national interview courses for Core Surgical Trainees in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She continues with her academic General Surgical training in the Oxford University Hospitals.

Sheila LumleySheila Lumley has delivered teaching programmes for UCL and Oxford medical schools, London Deanery and Oxford University Hospitals, receiving an OUH award for outstanding leadership and an award for service transformation through education for the largest of these programmes. She is a Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, with an interest in viral genomics and the application of novel sequencing platforms to clinical practice.

As Senior Doll Fellows, Radhika and Sheila will liaise with a team of Doll Fellows and transient Teaching Associates to deliver a co-ordinated programme of teaching, academic support and professional guidance to the college’s clinical medical students across all the whole clinical course and all specialties. They will also lead the strategic development of the Medical Teaching Programme, pioneering innovation to extend and enhance it.

Radhika and Sheila will become members of the college’s Governing Body, chair the Medical Teaching Subcommittee and attend Academic Committee.

Commenting on their appointments, Radhika said, ‘We are proud to be members of such a dynamic and vibrant college within the heart of the University of Oxford. We support the students through collaboration and innovation within the Medical Teaching Programme and wider GTC community.’

Sheila added, ‘We aim to foster the friendly collaborative spirit within the medical community at GTC. We will support students to excel both in their medical degrees whilst encouraging them to pursue additional academic and extra-curricular activities vital for well-being.

Principal Sir Michael Dixon said, ‘Radhika and Sheila will bring great experience and energy to the training of our clinical students, while also furthering the college’s role as a hub of innovative thinking about the future of medical education, and health and care systems. I am especially pleased that the next Senior Doll Fellows have evolved from the existing medical teaching complement and will offer both continuity and new ideas.’

Radhika and Sheila will succeed Dr Laurence Leaver after 18 years as Senior Doll Fellow. Read a recent interview with Laurence on training doctors of the future and his long association with college.

The fellowship is named in honour of Sir Richard Doll and Lady Joan Doll. Richard was the first Warden of Green College, a past Regius Professor of Medicine and, in 1950, published the scientific paper demonstrating the clear link between smoking and cancer.

Created: 10 August 2022