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Biography

I have been a Senior Lecturer since 1995, (Lecturer from 1988) firstly in General Practice, latterly in Medical Education. I have been Deputy Dean in the School of Medical Education since 2010. I am currently responsible for the co-ordination of the teaching and learning within MBBS Phase 3, and for overall management of the students within the Phase. I chair the Phase 3 Management Group, attend the Phase 3 SSLCs, sit on the School’s Education Committee and the School’s Senior Leadership Team. I teach students, design and supervise centrally organised teaching, run the Academic Support Programme and specific SSCs, do site visits, and meet with individual students and faculty as required. I chair the Mitigating Circumstances Panel overarching the Professional Programmes (Schools of Medical Education, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, and Nutrition & Dietetics). Additionally, I am the School’s Lead for Careers within the whole MBBS; I am the module lead for the Career Development Module in Stage 3 of MBBS 2020, and am responsible for the School’s support programme to students around Careers planning, support for Foundation Application (including facilitating applications for Academic Foundation training) and preparation for the Situational Judgement Test. For this i have developed and personally deliver a series of 20 workshops across the whole of our disseminated teaching network, which allows me not only to provide classroom teaching to over 400 students, but also maintain links with my colleagues on the more distant teaching sites, which I have fostered over many years. I mentor several other members of the leadership team, having been in a senior leadership role at the School for 15 years, and directly supporting the Dean since 2010. In the past, I was MBBS Head of Phase 5 from 2004-2017, and chaired the Teaching Campuses Forum for the whole of this period, which allowed me to get to know well the administrative and clinical leaders in undergraduate medical education across the whole of the SE region. After 2006 I was a member of the local Foundation School’s Advisory Committee, and a Board member 2010-17. I have also been Lead for Phase 5 (finals) OSCE 2002-2004, GP Lead in Phase 5 2000-2004, Member of the College Assessment Committee 2010-2014. I have been external examiner to the Medical Degree programmes at Imperial, Edinburgh, Manchester, Keele, Leeds, and Limerick. I qualified BM BCh from Oxford in 1978, was a full time NHS GP in Brixton for many years from 1986, and helped establish domiciliary care for patients with HIV in the early years of the epidemic, and provide enhanced care for patients with drug & alcohol problems. For my developmental work in this setting, I was awarded the FRCP in 2008. My usual University working days (which flex according to need) are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; my office is HR 2.13, and I am best contacted by email.