Dr Janet Skinner

Director of Clincial Skills, Theme head for Emergency Care and Clinical Skills, Centre for Medical Education Member, MD/PhD supervisor


I graduated from Edinburgh Medical School  in 1994 and trained in SE Scotland becoming a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in the Royal Infirmary in 2007. During my SpR training I developed an interest in medical education and had some time out of programme to do a Masters and a research fellowship. Within the Emergency Department I am the Year 5 Emergency Medicine Module Organiser and a Personal Tutor. My clinical interests include the management of vulnerable patients in the ED; particularly frequent attenders, the elderly and patients with mental health problems.

The other half of my current post is as Director of Clinical Skills and a senior member of the Centre for Medical Education, leading and co-ordinating undergraduate clinical skills and acute care teaching. I am responsible, with the rest of the clinical skills team, for running the clinical skills and simulation centre in Chancellor’s Building. My research interests lie in preparation for practice and I currently chair the CME research committee and supervise a number of MD and PhD students. I am a Faculty Member of the Clincial Educator Programme and regularly deliver workshops on improving the delivery of ad hoc clinical teaching .


MBChB Edinburgh 1994


MSc Med Ed 2000

FRCEM 2006