Our Advisory Board
Education needs to evolve and
education needs to involve
We built AMODISC out of the belief that everyone should have access to high quality, cutting edge teaching.
Our medic led team combines a strong heritage of experience with a passion for training. Help us cultivate a community with your expertise and let's make education accessible anytime, anywhere.
Chief Commercial Officer
Ollie met Ad nearly 10 years ago when they ran surgical training workshops, delivered in what they considered to be the cutting edge of comedy!
With over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry within large corporates & venture funded start-ups, Ollie has a continued theme of innovation and education. Through this passion he is a member of numerous tech & science advisory groups, alongside leading the commercial aspect of AMODISC in its mission to bring education into the modern world.
Ad has relentlessly pursued his passion for making education high quality, accessible and fun.
He started off as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon while simultaneously working as faculty on various national and international educational groups, including the AO Foundation. He took this further and founded his first company by inventing a successful surgical simulation app. This has already made a game-changing impact on the way we teach surgery worldwide.
Ad has now subsequently teamed up with Ollie and Matt to create an ecosystem where all specialties could benefit from more accessible, novel ways of teaching.
Hence AMODISC was born...
Chief Development Officer
Matt is a Consultant anaesthetist with 25 years experience. He has taught and lectured nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics.
He has developed an interest in human factors and multidisciplinary training over the last few years which drives his desire to create learning platforms that work across professional groups
Andy spent 6 years from 2011 to 2017 as Chief Executive Officer for the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH), the premier Association and learned body for all aspects of healthcare simulation-based education and technology enhanced learning in the UK and Ireland. He has presented at a wide variety of conferences on healthcare education technology developments in and has a wide experience of the potential benefits this exciting area of healthcare education.
He has a wide knowledge of the international education landscape as he spent a year as Executive Director of the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare (GNSH), and the global perspective is complemented by experience of front line implementation challenges gained as Business Manager of a simulation centre in a large UK hospital.
Before joining ASPiH he set up and managed his own company selling virtual reality based simulators from 2000 to 2006 and so combines a technical expertise with an appreciation of the business and selling skills needed to embed these new technologies into the mainstream of health and social care.
His business experience has been gained over more than 30 years in healthcare sales and marketing in variety of multi-national organisations including, Bayer, Astra Zeneca and Becton Dickinson. He was elected Chairman of the British In-Vitro Diagnostics Trade Association (BIVDA) in 2000 and is a qualified biochemist.
He now works as an independent consultant and has raised finance and was appointed temporary CEO of a diagnostics spin out from Oxford University, and has recently been appointed advisor to Medics Academy, a new start-up company that has developed a unique digital online education design and publishing platform.
He has also spent several years as Chair of Governors at a local state school and has a Diploma in School Business Management so has a real interest in connecting mainstream and healthcare education. He also runs occasional seminars on team building using Myers Briggs personality profiling, a system he is qualified to teach and use.
His consultancy company web site can be viewed HERE.
Andy is also a keen golfer and aviation enthusiast having completed 18 hours of a private pilot licence. He also plays guitar, badly.
Having spent 20 years in clinical practice and 20 years in surgical education, Lisa has been immersed in both cultures and is, therefore,
in a unique position to provide educational advice. She has managed an orthopaedic/trauma service of a major teaching hospital, and has
insight into the circumstances and challenges facing surgical teams.
Lisa has been a surgical educationalist since 1992 and has trained over 10,000 surgeons from 65 countries in most surgical specialties.
She sits on the Specialty Advisory Committee and Surgical Curriculum Programme Committee at the GMC.
Simon is an Orthopaedic Consultant and British Orthopaedic Association Trustee.
He has been Program director for Wessex Orthopaedics (2009-2017) and has been mentor to numerous trainees who have now become fully-fledged consultants. He is also an ex-naval officer and was head of the orthopaedic department at the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar from 1995-1999.
Adrian is Entrepreneur in Residence for SETsquared and the 5G Test-bed in Basingstoke. He is also CEO and founder of Candescence a company providing innovation, entrepreneurship and go to market expertise that creates outstanding commercial impact.
In a career spanning 40 years he has been Director of Marketing for the global Connectivity business at Oxford Semiconductor and Director of Engineering at Metawave Video Systems. A business innovation leader and product and go to market expert, he has been the driving force behind more than 20 multi-million dollar products in the electronics, software and semiconductor industries. He brings a wealth of experience in hi-tech markets, combining more than 15 years of marketing and business management with over 20 years of technical leadership.
Uttam is a Surgical Performance Coach. He is an experienced surgeon, psychiatrist and published author. He is the leading authority on cognitive surgical simulation learning, having published books such as: Cognitive Simulation; Surgeon Heal thyself and Smart Surgeons, Sharp Decisions. He advises surgeons at various levels of their careers on a range of issues.