Patient Partner Coordinator
Centre for Medical Education
Little France Crescent
- Post code
- EH16 4SB
I joined The Centre for Medical Education in 2008 as Patient Partner Coordinator / Fellow in Medical Education. I am responsible for 350 volunteer real patients who are involved in assessment and teaching for doctors in training. I am also Module Organiser for a novel Team module in MBChB where fourth year medical students undertake placements learning about fundamental aspects of patient care with nursing staff.
I qualified in 1997 with BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh before embarking on a nursing career in acute adult healthcare environments, latterly in critical care nursing where I spent 10 years as a charge nurse in an adult High Dependency Unit.
BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (1993-97)
Specialist Practitioner Qualification Critical Care Nursing (2002 -2003)
MSc (Clinical Education) (2008-11)
Responsibilities & affiliations
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Since joining the CME my keen area of research interest lies with the patient experience as detailed below.
Current research interestsInterprofessional ways of working and apprenticeship learning as medical students
Past research interestsMy Dissertation for the MSc Clinical Education focused on patients’ perceptions and attitudes following their assistance in medical student teaching. In 2014 I researched ways in which patient feedback could be gathered from a variety of patient groups involved in undergraduate medical education. Interviews and analysis included the EPPSAT volunteer group / NHS Lothian Inpatients and Simulated Patients.
Exploring Ways In Which Feedback Can Be Gathered From Patients Involved in Undergraduate Medical Education
What Are Patients Perceptions of and Attitudes to Assisting in Undergraduate Medical Education
Past project grants
Clinical Skills Managed Education Network Grant
Innovation Initiative Grant