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Founder and Director

Nadia Baasher is a Paediatric trainee in London, aspiring to become an Paediatric Emergency Consultant. She graduated from Cairo, Egypt, and is of mixed background: lrish, Yemeni and Sudanese. Along with Habab she is one of the Co-founders of the Soft Landing project. She is also a London representative for the Sudanese Junior Doctors Association UK. (SJDA)
Hoping to one day make a small difference to healthcare provision in the developing world. Loves traveling, music, and reading. 
Life motto: “Kindness and tolerance are above all differences”



Founder and Director

Habab is a Sudanese Paediatric trainee. Co-founder of the Soft Landing project describes herself as a full time dreamer and part time doctor. She is passionate about novels, science and politics. A woman of deep faith and resilience. She loves photography , reading novels and writing. She is looking forward to the day when she can make a significant contribution to humanity and to her home country and community especially.



Organising team

Nadia is a London Paediatric Trainee, and Paediatric Emergency Medicine Grid Trainee. She is an APLS instructor and loves to teach. Before graduating in medicine in 2010, she worked in BBC Radio. She grew up in Saudi Arabia with mixed heritage English and Yemeni. She has created a home and a sense of belonging in London, and hopes to help others feel the same. To support junior doctor wellbeing she is a BMA representative. She loves singing and danceing with her children and walking her dog. She is worried about climate change and tries to fit in environmental activism in her non-existent spare time.


Newsletter Lead

Neelakshi completed her post-graduation in Paediatrics from Kolkata, India, and moved to the UK to pursue her interests in clinical research. She worked as a clinical fellow in several trusts across the Midlands and London and is now a London Paediatric Trainee. She is a member of her local Learning from Excellence team and advocates reporting ‘all that goes well in healthcare everyday’ to keep our patients safe. Neelakshi re-lives her childhood at work and attempts adulting elsewhere whilst exploring her migrant life through food, literature and long walks. As a member of the Soft Landing team, she is keen to support IMGs in utilising their unique strengths to learn new skills and transition successfully into the NHS.

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Handbook Lead

Jaspreet completed her postgraduate training in Paediatrics and Child health at the university of Nairobi, Kenya before moving to the UK. She created a handbook to help IMG doctors like herself orientate themselves on joining the NHS. She is currently working as a Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics at St George's hospital. She is the handbook lead for Soft Landing.



Education Team

Naomi graduated from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Naomi has completed her postgraduate Paediatric training in Nigeria. She came to the UK 2019 as an International Clinical Fellow under the medical training initiative MTI of RCPCH. Naomi is working at Epsom and St Helier University Hospital NHS trust. She has a particular area of interest in neonatology. Outside of Paediatrics she loves to do home makeovers and interior design. She is the education lead for Soft Landing.


Education Team



Mahreen is a Pediatrics trainee currently working in London, interested in respiratory medicine and global child health.


From being brought up in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia and then studying medicine in India, Mahreen draws inspiration from her multicultural experiences and is passionate about integrating diversity in the workforce. Mahreen is enthusiastic about empowering IMGs to overcome  difficulties faced when adapting to UK medical practice and is a strong advocate for promoting systems to support them.


Outside of work, Mahreen can be found trying out new brunch spots and planning her next vacation.

Technical Genius 


Grew up in Egypt and went to medical school there, worked in cairo in paediatrics and then joined NHS in Wales in 2019. Make the journey and difficulty I had when I first joined in easier – I think we all have an obligation to help others. To do this I started my own Arabic youtube channel for doctors wanting to work in UK. (Ahmed Eissa Youtube)

Education Co-Lead


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Biog awaited

Education Co-Lead

Ashwin Pandey



Neonatal trainee, St. Michael’s neonatal unit, Bristol.
Graduated from Al Kasr Alini Medical School, Cairo University.
Worked in Egypt, Oman, Ireland and joined the Paediatric training as ST4 in 2018.
The founder and managing director for MASTER THE CLINICAL MRCPCH courses. With an experience of teaching the clinical membership over 7 years for overseas doctors in many overseas exam centres and online teaching through his Facebook group “MASTER THE CLINICAL MRCPCH.“  The author of MASTER THE CLINICAL MRCPCH book which was published in 2015.

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Muhammad Waqas

I graduated from King Edward medical university and trained in Pakistan. I had been working in the middle East  as a Neonatologist before moving to the UK in 2018. After settling in the NHS, I chose the alternative Pathway for specialist register and was lucky to be successful in the first attempt, of course with the support of my colleagues.
I had been working as RCPCH regional rep for SAS DOCTORS in the North East and Yorkshire regions and also been doing online teachings and webinars for membership exams and the CESR process.
I am more than happy to help friends and colleagues through this platform for any query/advice regarding paediatric careers particularly CESR. All the best!

Advisory Panel



Bijan completed his Paediatric training in London after spending time working in Sydney, Australia. A Paediatric Consultant in a London teaching hospital, he has special interests in respiratory medicine, quality improvement and teaching. The son of an Iranian immigrant doctor, he is passionate about helping overseas trainees settle in the UK.


Shorsh is a consultant Pediatrician in London . Trained in Athens , Greece . Shorsh is passionate about offering support to fellow IMG Paediatricians.


Consultant General Paediatrics

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Consultant Paediatric Nephrology Dr YINCENT TSE

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Consultant Neonatologist

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