I'm a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Lecturer in Medical Education at Keele University Medical School.
Within this I work as a Palliative Medicine clinician and Educational researcher. I also undertake teaching activities in both these roles. My PhD thesis used socio-cultural theories and empirical data to clarify the consequences of social interactions for student meaning-making and knowledge construction.
I received ASME’s New Researcher Award in 2010. I am currently undertaking a realist synthesis (literature review) which seeks to understand how ‘success’ and ‘failure’ are conceptualised in the context of multimorbidity from multiple perspectives including qualified General Practitioners, medical students and doctors-in-training, patients and the public. This will identify what is known about optimal workplace practices for concurrent medical education and health service delivery and inform further research to guide improvements.