I was a family doctor in Stamford for 28 years and intimately involved in the delivery, development and evaluation of clinical postgraduate education at local, national and international levels.
I helped to develop educational courses for clinical teachers / trainers, undertaken educational research and published in the areas of vocational training, continuing professional development, mentoring and personal / professional development / learning plans. More recently I have been working in the field of inter-professional education and working.
I was also one of the curriculum writers for the UK foundation course, the RCGP curriculum and was the clinical lead for the UK GP ePortfolio for GP training.
After my retirement as GP Postgraduate Dean for the East of England Multi-professional deanery and have been an active proponent for an integrated primary care educational structure that reflects the reality of good family medicine.
I am a Visiting Professor at the Anglia Ruskin University Postgraduate Medical Institute and the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education where I am working with the development of educational and research partnerships and events in Eastern Africa. For the past 4 years, or so, I have been involved in the development of an Association of Medical Educators in Eastern Africa.
My current interests are in exploring and researching ways of learning and practising global health. I was part of a team that has run a Global Health Fellowship Pilot programme with Health Education England,East Midlands and East of England and administered by Hughes Hall. This is generating work in the areas of Social determinants of health, Capabilities Approach, Accountability Systems in health and education in areas of deprivation in any country of any income level.
I have a personal interest in the development of sustainable health and education systems in a Maasai Community in Kenya.