Our Team

Founders

Tessa Davis
Co-Founder
Tessa Davis is a PEM Consultant from Glasgow and Sydney, and is currently living in London. Tessa tries to spend time with her three kids in between shifts.
Henry Goldstein
Co-Founder
A Paediatric Trainee based in Queensland, Australia, Henry is passionate about Adolescent Medicine. An admitted nerd & ironman with a penchant for Rubik's Cubes & 'Dad jokes'.
Ben Lawton
Co-Founder
Paediatric emergency physician interested in education, retrieval medicine and simulation. Lives in Brisbane where he enjoys falling off his mountain bike and being outsmarted by his children.
Andrew Tagg
Co-Founder
An Emergency Physician with a special interest in education and lifelong learning. When not drinking coffee and reading Batman comics he is playing with his children.

Core Leadership Team

Damian Roland
Senior Content Advisor
Damian is a Consultant at the University of Leicester NHS Trust and Honorary Associate Professor for the University of Leicester's SAPPHIRE group. He specialises in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and is a passionate believer that education exists to be shared (#foamed)
Grace Leo
Senior Content Advisor
Grace is a Paediatric Registrar at Sydney Children's Hospital. She loves innovative medical education and paediatrics. She is on the organising committee for the DFTB19 and SMACC conferences. Grace is a former internal director of the AMSJ. She enjoys board games, cooking and cheesy jokes.

Conference Organising Team

Grace Leo
Speaker Liaison
Grace is a Paediatric Registrar at Sydney Children's Hospital. She loves innovative medical education and paediatrics. She is on the organising committee for the DFTB19 and SMACC conferences. She enjoys board games, cooking and cheesy jokes.
Ross Fisher
Speaker Liaison
Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, UK. Ross is the Lead for Oncological Surgery and Trauma Management. His alter ego @ffolliet is much more famous than that though maintaining a website at ffolliet.com on presentation skills.
Damian Roland
Programme Advisor
Damian is a Consultant at the University of Leicester NHS Trust and Honorary Associate Professor for the University of Leicester's SAPPHIRE group. He specialises in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and is a passionate believer that education exists to be shared.
Beckie Singer
Workshop Co-ordinator
Beckie Singer is an intern at Gosford Hospital. She has a love of organising conferences, being involved in the 2017 AMSA Conference, DFTB18, and now DFTB19. Beckie recently completed a Masters of Public Health in Indigenous Health and Wellbeing.
Katie Knight
Social Co-ordinator

Section Editors

Ian Summers
Simulation Editor
An EM physician and simulation educator based in Melbourne, he loves sim education involving team training, OSCE exam preparation and anything airway. You can find him attempting weird sims at conferences, at his local playground pushing a swing, or dreaming of wilderness photography.
Phoebe Williams
ID Editor
Phoebe is a trainee in General Paediatrics/Infectious Diseases. While 'home' is Sydney Children's Hospital, she is currently based between Oxford and rural Kenya, working on her PhD. When not chasing her 6 year old triplets around, she can be found in Kilifi with her fourth child attached in a kikoi wrap.
Mary Hardimon
Development Paediatrics Editor
Mary is an advanced trainee in General Paediatrics/Community and Developmental Paediatrics and enjoys creating educational resources for paediatrics. She has called Townsville home for the last decade. Outside of work, she enjoys eating and Crossfit (one of 'those people'!)
Alyssa Courtney
General Paediatric Editor
Alyssa is general paediatric trainee in Queensland who enjoys clinical teaching, research, and medication safety. Alyssa also loves travelling, scuba diving and camping with her family. Alyssa will be developing the general paediatric section of DFTB.
Emily Pascoe
Podcast of the Month Editor
Emily is a Gen Paeds Fellow in the Hunter Valley and also works at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. She enjoys running with her toddler in tow, eating Low Carb High Fat food & drinking wine. Emily gets exited about hands free med ed & sharing the podcast love.
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