Meet the Digital Learning Team

We have a multi-professional team, with a variety of skills to help us to deliver exceptional digital learning content. Find out more below:

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Head of Education for Digital Learning

Amy Leonard
RN (Child), MSc, PGCE (Clinical Education)

Amy is a paediatric nurse who trained at Nottingham University and began her nursing career at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2009. Amy transferred from clinical respiratory medicine to education in 2014 and subsequently qualified as a Nurse Teacher.

A major driver for Amy is service development centred on improving patient care, highlighted by the ‘gloves are off’ project; an educational awareness project to reduce non-sterile glove usage across the Trust. This reduced glove usage by 4,328,860 in the first year, resulting in better outcomes, experience for patients and use of resources.

Most recently Amy successfully lead the Digital Learning team in the effective development, implementation and delivery of a new virtual learning environment.

Hoong-Wei Gan

Education Lead for Digital Learning

Dr Hoong-Wei Gan

Hoong-Wei is a consultant paediatric endocrinologist who is also Lead for Education and Training within the department of endocrinology at GOSH. He qualified in medicine at the University of Nottingham Medical School (2006), paediatric endocrinology in Nottingham and London, and completed research degrees (MSc 2013, PhD 2020) at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

He has particular interests in the use of high quality digital learning platforms and social media to disseminate educational materials more widely within and outside GOSH, particularly in the post-Covid era. He would also like to see these tools used to improve the learning experience of trainee doctors, such as in the context of induction processes across the Trust.

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Lead Digital Learning Manager

Harriet Hobson
BSc (Hons)

Harriet completed a degree in Psychology and Biology, then gained experience in a variety of roles in the private sector, working in PR, events, and office manager roles within the creative industries. After a couple of years in customer service, she decided to join the NHS due to her interest in the sciences and a desire to work somewhere that made a greater impact on people’s lives. Harriet joined GOSH from another Trust over 6 years ago and has been part of the GOSH Learning Academy (GLA) since before its inception, working in the Nursing & Non-medical Education team, before joining the Digital Learning team in March 2023. She was a key member in setting up the GOSH Scholarship Awards, which helps to fund Continuing professional development (CPD) for all GOSH staff and is passionate about supporting education and career progression for those in non-clinical roles. What excites Harriet about digital learning is how digital technology can bring newer, more exciting ways to learn to help make education accessible to all.

Harriet has project management and leadership qualifications.

Sarah Ahmed

Digital Education Fellow

Dr Sarah Ahmed

Sarah is a paediatric registrar with interests in general paediatrics, adolescent medicine and palliative care. She is currently taking time out of programme to complete the digital learning education fellowship at GOSH, alongside undertaking a PG Cert in Medical Education at University College London. Sarah is particularly interested in how digital educational content can be used to drive and supplement postgraduate medical education. She hopes to continue to develop the GLA podcast programme and hopes to develop high quality, accessible educational resources for all allied health professionals.

Sarah also has academic interests in the medical humanities, particularly around literature in medicine and paediatric patient narratives.

Learning Management System Manager

Ivanina Trifonova

Ivanina is a digital learning professional with an extensive teaching experience and strong interest in virtual learning environments (VLEs), blended learning and learning technologies. Both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, she is QTS and CELTA certified and currently completing a Diploma in Digital Learning Design.

Before joining GOSH as a Digital Learning Officer in 2020, she taught English as a Foreign Language/English for Academic Purposes at schools and universities in England, Scotland and Thailand for 10 years. In her last position at Kingston University, she also acted as an eLearning Champion and helped academics and students with the use of technology in the classroom and the university's VLE.

Ivanina is interested in how technology can facilitate teaching and make it more engaging and impactful. She is also passionate about supporting educators at GOSH to utilise the Digital Learning Network (DEN) and enhance their blended and online teaching practices.


Digital Learning Officer

Shriti Karia

Shriti beavers away at creating digital content ranging from creating interactive and engaging eLearning, editing videos and creating educational animations. Shriti is passionate about being able to support healthcare colleagues in providing for children and young people. Shriti has various eLearning and design qualifications, as well as a CIPD qualification in Learning and Development and so, provides valued consultancy and experience in our digital learning offerings.


Digital Learning Officer

Owen Court

Owen is an Award-winning Instructional Designer now working within the GLA as a Digital Learning Officer. He studied a Higher National Diploma in Creative media production and has previously worked for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service creating training packages for their Training Academy and worked a world leading global energy supplier.

He has a passion for creating short form, bitesize training packages that are easily digestible and easy to view in short bursts.

His interests are in graphic design, eLearning and Video production and enjoys using the skills he has developed over the past 10 years to create meaningful and engaging content.

He has gained experience and qualifications in Instructional Design over the past 4 years, culminating in him being crowned “Learning Developer of the year 2020” and the Learning Technologies awards and he looks forward to being a key member of the team driving GOSH learning forward and innovating training to ensure GOSH is at the forefront of the digital learning industry.

Shereen Brown

Senior Business Support Officer

Shereen Brown

Shereen has gained over 3 years’ experience working within the NHS. She started her career as an apprentice and gained a distinction in Level 3 Business Administration.

She takes pride in using her artistic background to provide and find creative solutions to solve problems. She is passionate about helping others realise their full potential and achieve their goals. In addition, she is eager to build on her knowledge of digital learning through continued professional development. In her current role, Shereen’s goals are to provide strong administration support for the Digital Learning Team and the virtual learning environment, the Digital Education Network (DEN), and coordinate all governance.

Besides being a Business Support officer, Shereen has also been recognised by The London School of Capoeira for her extraordinary commitment and has been a trustee for over 2 years.

If you would like to get in touch with our team to discuss digital learning opportunities, you can contact us at