We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new feature, ‘Spotlight on…’, a special series for 2024 which aims to showcase the incredible work and achievements of ASME members. 

Follow the series to hear from members with diverse professional journeys, and to learn more about how ASME can support health professions educators and researchers at different stages, and with different needs. We will explore and share with you the inspiring stories of our members – from their initial contact with ASME, to the evolution of their engagement and contributions. For those considering joining our dynamic community of members, this series will also offer valuable insights and advice on making the most of your membership.

You can find our ’Spotlight on…’ series on our website, in our newsletters, and on social media. Make sure you’re following to learn more about careers in health professions education, and to join us in celebrating our community’s accomplishments and
aspirations. 

Dr Pranesh Balasubramaniam

Dr Pranesh Balasubramaniam is an eye surgeon who pursued his Master's in Ophthalmology and further training in Vitreo-Retina from Aravind Eye Hospital in India. He currently works as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS, London, training undergraduate and postgraduate students in Ophthalmology. His unrelenting passion for teaching made him start a YouTube channel, which goes by his name, where he provides easy-to-understand lectures on ophthalmology targeting residents & clinicians across the world. He has self-published numerous free downloadable e-books for students and patients. Under his 'Teach To Reach' campaign, he aims to de-monopolise knowledge and equalise education by providing simple, accessible, and authentic content for eyecare providers.
Anna Harvey

Dr Anna Harvey Bluemel

Dr Anna Harvey Bluemel is an academic clinical fellow in obstetrics and gynaecology and clinical education research in the North-East of England.
Dr. Amaya Ellawala

Amaya Ellawala

Our first featured member is Dr Amaya Ellawala from Hull York Medical School. Amaya is a Lecturer in Medical Education in the Health Professions Education Unit, and has important roles relating to education, research, and in advocating for equality, diversity, and inclusivity.

Please contact us by emailing info@asme.org.uk if you have any suggestions for who could be a future candidate for our ‘Spotlight on…’ feature – or indeed if you wish to be spotlighted yourself! As a guide we would hope to include invididuals who have been an ASME member for at least one year, have attended an ASME event and are willing to speak about their specific interactions and engagements with ASME.