Meet the Team

Simon Smith, FRCP, FRCEM, Associate Dean for Quality

Simon Smith graduated from The London Hospital Medical College, some time in the last millennium. He has been a Consultant in Emergency Medicine (formally ‘Accident and Emergency’) since 2003, and has worked in the Emergency Departments in Oxfordshire since 2009.

Simon has a long experience in medical education, both as an Educational Supervisor and in roles with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Previously he had been a Training Programme Director and Head of School, before being appointed as Associate Dean for Quality in 2018. Outside of medicine, Simon enjoys reading (particularly Victorian literature), low-brow cinema, and watching sport.


Gillian Baker, Quality Lead Practice Learning, RN, DN, QN, RNT, NP, BA (Hons), PGCE

As a Registered Nurse, Gillian has worked in both the Primary and Secondary care sectors before joining HEE-TV in November 2015. She hold a Specialist Practitioner Qualification in District Nursing and has practiced as a Nurse Prescriber and Community Practice Teacher/Registered Nurse Teacher. In 2018 she achieved the title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) from the community nursing charity, The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). The title indicates a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership. Queen’s Nurses serve as leaders and role models in community nursing, delivering high quality health care across the country.

As well as working closely with colleagues from the HEE-TV Quality Team for a consistent multi professional approach through evaluation, management and improvement of the quality of education and training for all healthcare learners, Gillian chairs three invaluable networking forums which aim to ensure non-medical learners experience high quality and valuable placements within a safe learning environment.


Liesa Moore, Quality Manager

Prior to joining the HEE Quality team in 2015, Liesa worked in several primary and secondary (acute and mental) health care trusts. Most of her roles have been in education and training.

Liesa works closely with her HEE TV Quality Team colleagues, local education providers and specialty schools for a consistent multi-professional approach through evaluation, management and improvement of the quality of education and training for all healthcare learners. She also works with the GMC to provide assurances that HEE Thames Valley meets the standards set out in Promoting Excellence.


Matthew Warwick, Quality Support Administrator

Matthew joined the HEE-TV in 2017 as a Business Support Apprentice and joined the HEE-TV Quality Team in 2019. Matthew provides administrative support to the team, meeting support and unofficial technical support.