MSc/Pg Dip/Pg Cert Clinical Education

Meet the Programme Team

Details of the programme team and their profiles

Meet the Clinical Education Team

Clinical Education Team

The core programme team comprises our highly experienced eProgramme Support Officers and tutors with varied clinical backgrounds and extensive experience in higher education. We are actively engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning; undertaking research projects and contributing to national and international conferences. As well as being participants in the University of Edinburgh community of scholars; we have an expanding network of national and international links. Our practice as educators is underpinned by an 'ethic of hospitality' whereby we seek to welcome people into an environment where all are valued and feel able to make a contribution.


View the profiles of programme team staff


Name Job Title Profile
Gill Aitken Director for Postgraduate Medical Education view profile
Magdalena Cerbin - Koczorowska Programme Director view profile
Veronica Davey Senior Academic Co-ordinator view profile
Jess Gurney Lecturer view profile
Jane Hislop Senior Lecturer view profile
Janette Jamieson Academic Co-ordinator view profile
Stephen Meldrum Lecturer view profile
Femke Morrison eProgramme Support Officer view profile
Lorraine Nolan eProgramme Support Officer view profile
Olga Paterson Learning Technologist view profile

Faculty Staff

Our Faculty includes associate tutors at the University of Edinburgh and a number of senior clinicians who bring their expertise to the programme and courses.  These include:

Name Job Title Profile
Dave Hope Fellow in Medical Education and Psychometrician, University of Edinburgh view profile
Ruth Jenkins College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Liaison Librarian, University of Edinburgh  
Sonia Joseph Consultant Paediatrician and Associate Director of Medical Education, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh view profile
Katy Letham Consultant in Emergency Medicine, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh view profile
Lisa MacInnes Nurse Educator/Researcher, University of Edinburgh  
Ed Mellanby Consultant Anaesthetist, NHS Lothian view profile
Nathan Oliver Clinical Simulation Manager, NHS Lothian view profile
Simon Riley Senior Lecturer, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh view profile


Research is an integral part of the Clinical Education programme; it informs our teaching, which is delivered by a research active multiprofessional team.  Where possible, we give participants the opportunity to contribute directly to our programme of research through the MSc dissertation and we support graduates to disseminate their work via conferences, peer reviewed journals and our own series of research briefings.

Research interests of tutors involved with the programme include:

  • Graduate attributes
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Inter-professional education
  • Experiences of online learning and teaching
  • Memory, media and learning
  • Junior doctors as teachers