Head of School

Professor Jonathan Round, Paediatric Intensivist, Professor in Clinical Education, is the Head of the London School of Paediatrics.

Contact: jonathan.round2@nhs.net

Deputy Heads of School

Dr Ruth Shephard is a Consultant Neonatologist. She is a Training Programme Director (TPD) for South London responsible for organising the ST1-3 Paediatrics Programme.

Contact: ruth.shephard3@nhs.net


Dr Anne Opute is a neonatologist based at Royal London Hospital. Anne is the lead for ARCPs for the School. She is also responsible for managing the GRID trainees in London.

Contact: anneopute@nhs.net

Beyond the Heads of School, there are 21 other TPDs with different areas of responsibility. More details and their contact information can be found here.




The team that supports postgraduate training is part of the Workforce, Training and Education division of NHS-England. The team lead is Atiya Bhutta, and she and the rest of the team can be contacted via the portal.