Alison Caldwell

Deputy Dean for GP Workforce

I am a thoroughly Northern Lass having been born in Whiston Hospital and I have never lived more than 40 miles from there. I went to Liverpool University and did my GP training in Mersey qualifying in 1998.

I worked in a practice near Rochdale for 16 years but felt the need for a change and am now happily installed as a partner in a new training practice in Bury.

I have always been interested in GP education and have been a trainer since 2006. After 3 years as Course Director for cardiology for the RCGP I became a medical Educator and then Programme Director in Pennine. I enjoyed these roles for a number of years but recently I have taken the opportunity of becoming Associate Dean for Central Mersey in September 2015. The welcome has been very warm and I am enjoying the challenge but not the journey from Rossendale.

When I am not at work I enjoy travelling to my caravan in the Yorkshire dales with my family and walking up a mountain or 2!