Dr Govind Oliver
Psychological Skills Mentor
A bit about me…
In his spare time, Govind enjoys participating in sporting challenges, having competed in 4 Ironman Triathlons and several trail races including some of marathon distances. He also enjoys winter sports and open water swimming.
Dr Govind Oliver is an Academic Emergency Medicine doctor having graduated from the University of Oxford in 2012. He is a member of the Royal College of Emergency Physicians and continues his academic training alongside his clinical work.
His academic interests have led him to research roles with the University of Manchester and currently the National Institute of Health Research as an Academic Clinical Fellow. His successes include publications and presentations at national and international level.
His varied work within the Emergency Department leads to working with people from many different demographics, people of all ages and within constantly varying teams and conditions. The often complex and challenging working environment has led to a hands-on experience of stress management, leadership and conflict resolution.
Dr Govind Oliver gave us an excellent insight into the Chimp Management model and for our group of practising surgeons provided invaluable advice on communicating effectively with colleagues and patients.
Areas of Expertise
Govind has personal experience of elite sport having played Rugby Union at national age group level. Govind is passionate about optimising the performance of the human mind and helping others to fulfil their potential, particularly in difficult and challenging environments, whilst maintaining happiness and personal fulfilment.
Trained for and completed four Ironman triathlons (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle and 26.2-mile run) in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017: Ironman UK, Jurassicman Extreme, Exmoor Xmann Extreme and the Bastion Triathlon respectively.
Recent Clients / Sectors
• Managing the Paediatric Emergency Department at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
• Canterbury Hospital site representative on the East Kent trusts trainee patient safety group
• Member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (MRCEM)
• Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H), Merit
• Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BM, BCh)
• Bachelor of Arts, Medical Sciences, Final Honours School of Physiological Sciences (BA, Hons)