ETBLC Board Members


Dr. Simon Tweddell
Chair, ETBLC Board

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
University of Bradford

TBL at Bradford


Dr. Marina Sawdon
Research and Scholarship Team

I graduated with First Class Honours in Biomedical Sciences from Durham University in 1998. With the physiology bug I continued on at Durham to gain a PhD in the cardiorespiratory response to blast injuries in 2002.

I was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Anaesthesia, Trauma and Intensive Care at the School of Anaesthesia, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough in 2001, and the Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Anaesthesia, Trauma and Intensive Care in the School of Health, Durham University.

In 2005, I became a Physiology Lecturer and Strand Leader for the Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Medicine Strand on the Medicine course at Durham University, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015.

In 2007, I was awarded my teaching qualification (Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) through Durham University’s School for Education and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. That year I also became Co-physiology Editor for the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Journal. I have been a Fellow of the Centre for Excellence in Healthcare Professional Education (CETL4HealthNE), and held honorary lecturer posts at the School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough and the Department of Academic Emergency Medicine, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.

In 2010, I won the Celebrating Excellence Award for my research and teaching from Durham University and was presented with this in Durham Castle. I have been External Examiner on the postgraduate GP Education Programme at Northumbria University, Leeds Medical School, and currently Sheffield Medical School.

In 2017, I took up the post of Senior Lecturer in Physiological Sciences at University of Sunderland and I am Module Leader for the Introduction to Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Sleep Sciences (HCS109) module.

I currently teach cardiovascular and respiratory physiology to biomedical students and cardiac physiology students.