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Meet the Team

The Wessex Professional Support Unit (PSU) is a close-knit team of clinical, educational, development and administrative professionals.

For contact details of those involved with each specialty please refer to the Specialty Schools pages.

The core team is comprised of:

Dr Jane Hazelgrove - Associate Dean for Professional Development

Jane has worked in senior roles in postgraduate and undergraduate medical education since 2002 as well as in hospital management. She is a Consultant Anaesthetist specialising in Pain Medicine, working in Southern Health NHS FT (SHFT) and University Hospitals Southampton FT (UHS).  Her Post Graduate medical education positions include Foundation Programme Director, Director of Medical Education (UHS) and Director of Education (SHFT) which had a multi professional remit. She holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer contract with the University of Southampton and was the Associate Clinical Sub Dean in SHFT. She lives near Winchester and spends most of her free time enjoying gardening, cooking, travelling and spending time with family.  


Dr Hilary Swales - Consultant for Professional Support

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Hilary is a Consultant for Professional Support with the Wessex Professional Support Unit and co-lead for exam support.  She has also been a Case Manager for several years. She is a Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist at University Hospitals Southampton FT where she has been College Tutor in addition to holding  mentoring and appraisal roles.  She has a long term interest in multi disciplinary medical education.


Support & Development Coordinator 

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Tonia joined the PSU team in January 2018.  

Tonia is the central point of contact for doctors in training, Case Managers, Specialist Support Group members, and the other members of the PSU.

As part of her role she organises the triaging of cases once they have been referred as well as managing the files of doctors in the unit. She is also responsible for managing PSU finance, organising the development programme for case managers as well as the PSU Quality and Governance and Governance Group meetings and PSU reference group for the wider educational community.


To contact PSU, please email


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