Who we are
The team responsible for the BMJ Learning website is made up of doctors, editors, multimedia producers, and web developers. See our contact page if you'd like to get in touch.
Philip Wilson: head of online learning
Philip is responsible for the strategic direction and day to day operation of BMJ Learning. He manages the editorial, media and production teams, and works with BMJ's technology team to develop the Learning platform. He has worked in publishing since graduating from Cambridge University in 2000, working in editorial roles as well as managing technology projects, such as website launches and app development. Before moving to BMJ Learning he worked in the BMJ Evidence Centre, looking at how evidence based medicine can be communicated to the public.
Anna Ellis: lead editor, primary care
Anna works as a clinical editor and a locum GP. She studied medicine at Sheffield University and trained as a GP in London. Anna works on business development projects, helping to expand BMJ Learning's content and capabilities. She has previously worked as editor of Student BMJ, and for Map of Medicine.
Jacqueline Batson: clinical editor
Jacqueline works as a clinical editor for BMJ Learning, where she writes and edits learning modules. She studied medicine at the University of Sheffield, and has previously worked as a junior doctor in Rotherham.
Dianne Cottle: clinical editor
Dianne Cottle is a clinical editor at BMJ Learning. She is also a locum doctor working in paediatrics. She trained at Barts and the London NHS Trust.
Charles Hall: clinical editor
Charles studied pre-clinical medicine and computer science at Cambridge University. He received his medical degree from Imperial College School of Medicine and has a masters degree in science media production from Imperial College London. His role at BMJ Learning is to commission and edit learning modules, ensuring that they are easy to follow and of the highest possible quality. He is also involved in many of the videos and animations published by BMJ Learning.
Elizabeth Hauke: clinical editor
Elizabeth has a background in clinical medicine and is a part time clinical editor with BMJ Learning. She writes, edits, and updates learning modules, and also works on multimedia modules. She has a masters degree in science communication and lectures on science and medical communication skills at Imperial College, London.
Alison Walker: clinical editor
Alison currently divides her time between BMJ Learning, where she commissions, writes, and edits learning modules, and her role as associate editor for the BMJ and for BMJ Open. She studied medicine at Cambridge and London universities and has a masters degree in public health. She gained MRCP and MFPH and prior to joining the BMJ worked as consultant in public health in East London. She now works freelance.
Thom Hoffman: multimedia editor
Thom has worked for BMJ Learning since 2009 and now works part time, managing the multimedia team and developing digital content and strategy. He studied Psychology and then went on to get a masters in Science Communication. Thom is also a part-time freelance filmmaker and writer.
Ben McNeilage: multimedia producer
Ben spent 15 years working in London's film and TV post production industry, most recently as a special effects artist. He went on to head the team of 3D animators that created the media for the surgical skills and foundation skills packages now available on the BMJ Learning site. Ben works full time for the BMJ Group, creating high definition 3D animations for learning modules.
Mano Prabhakaran: production assistant
Mano administers the module production process from planning to publication, and manages the relationship with BMJ Learning's external authors. She also coordinates BMJ Learning's updating process. She graduated in 2011 with a BSc in Life Sciences Applicable to Medicine from the University of Liverpool, and gained a masters in publishing from University College London in 2012.
Steven Tunney: web publishing editor
Ste graduated with a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Liverpool, and has worked in publishing since then. Ste is responsible for copyediting and formatting BMJ Learning modules, and also maintains and updates the front end of the BMJ Learning website.
Michael Dines: technical editor
Michael has been involved with BMJ Learning from the start of the business. He edits learning modules, makes sure they conform to BMJ Learning style, checks them for errors, and formats them for publishing on the site. He also publishes and checks podcasts and BMJ Journals modules.