I am a clinical academic with expertise in faculty development and medical education research. I have particular interests in selection and widening access, assessment, and leadership development.

I completed my undergraduate medical training, Master's in Medical Education, and academic foundation programme at Keele University before moving to London to undertake a PhD in Medical Education at University College London (UCL). I have also recently completed a PgDip in Leadership For The Health Professions at Swansea University.

I was appointed as a teaching fellow in Medical Education in 2018, and lecturer in 2019. My role predominantly involves postgraduate teaching on the MSc Clinical Education, and conducting and supporting medical education research.

In addition to my role at Keele, I work clinically at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and am an honorary lecturer at the Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care at UCL.

Outside of work I am a keen long-distance runner.  I train with London Frontrunners and am (very) slowly trying to run all the Abbot World Marathon Majors.

Research and scholarship

I have broad experience researching diverse topics and utilising various methods within medical education. I have particular expertise in qualitative methods and evidence synthesis.

My doctoral research explored how medical school applicants from diverse social backgrounds choose which schools to apply to. I undertook a national qualitative interview study of applicants, a systematic review of higher education institution choice, and a national review of contextual admissions.

Other areas of special interest include:

  • Selection to undergraduate medicine
  • Peer-teaching
  • Education in general practice
  • Workplace learning
  • Leadership development

I am passionate about supporting and developing novice medical education researchers. I regularly run research methods workshops at national conferences and chair a national webinar series on research methods for new researchers (ASME Research Methods Series). I have been very fortunate to benefit from great mentorship in my early career, and am keen to pay this forward in supporting interested students to develop and contribute to projects.


I predominantly teach on the MSc in Clinical Education, where I have overall leadership for four modules:

  • PAR-40001: Introduction to Medical Education
  • PAR-40007: Independent Study in Medical Education
  • PAR-40021: The Reflective Clinical Teacher
  • PAR-40031: Selection and Recruitment in Healthcare

Additionally, I contribute to teaching of research design, qualitative methods, realist research, and communicating research, on two modules:

  • PAR-40011: Introduction to Research in Medical Education
  • PAR-40029: Introduction to Research in Medical Education (distance learning)

I regularly supervise master's dissertation students and am happy to be approached by prospective students with research or methodological interests aligned to mine.

Finally, on the MBChB I teach regarding evidence-based medicine and scholarship.

Outwith Keele, I teach on selection and curriculum design for the Royal College of Physicians (London), and convene the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)’s webinar series on research methods.

Further information

I am a member of the University’s standing validation panel for scrutiny and approval of proposed new degree programmes. Within the School of Medicine, I serve on the Student Project Ethics Committee (S-SPEC).

I am associate editor of Medical Education Online and serve on the editorial board of Education for Primary Care. I have completed an editorial internship with Medical Education (2020-21). I regularly act as a peer reviewer for several medical education and general medical journals and the Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) collaboration.

I am deputy chair of the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)’s Education Research Committee and an advisory board member for the NIHR Clinical Education Research Incubator (serving on the undergraduate work-stream).
I am the immediate past chair of Trainees in the Association for the Study of Medical Education (TASME).

I serve as external examiner at University of Cambridge and Edge Hill University.


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