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Danica Sims


A biomedical scientist who made the jump into Higher Education, and Health Professions Education, research, theory and practice. A lecturer and researcher at the University of Oxford's Department of Education (Medical Education), and honourary research associate at the University of Johannesburg, Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare Technology (BEAHT) Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Academic qualifications: BSc (Human Physiology and Genetics), BMedSc(Hons) and MScMed (both in Medical Cell Biology), PhD (Health Sciences Education)



  • 2023–present
    Lecturer, University of Oxford
  • 2022–present
    Research associate, University of Johannesburg
  • 2020–2023
    Senior lecturer, University of the Western Cape
  • 2016–2020
    Assistant researcher, University of Cape Town
  • 2020–2020
    Lecturer, University of Cape Town


  • 2020 
    University of Cape Town, PhD / Health Sciences Education
  • 2016 
    University of Cape Town, MScMed / Medical Cell Biology
  • 2014 
    University of Cape Town, BMedSci(Hons) / Cell Biology
  • 2013 
    University of Cape Town, BSc /Human Physiology and Genetics & Development