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Dr Clare Morris


Reader in Medical Education Research and Development / Head of Research

Telephone: +44 20 7882 6508
Room Number: 1.10 Garrod Building, Turner Street, Whitechapel, London E1 2AD


Clare Morris is Reader in Medical Education Research and Development and Head of Research for the Institute of Health Sciences Education. Clare brings highly developed strategic leadership and operational management skills to this post, having lead multi-disciplinary teams in both academic and clinical environments.

Clare has been actively involved in academic development activity for the past 15 years, supporting the development of medical and healthcare staff as researchers, scholars, teachers and leaders.  At the University of Bedfordshire, she led the development of a suite of masters level programmes in Medical Education, Leadership and Simulation and the first PgCert in Dental Education in the UK. She has twice been nominated for a National Teaching Fellowship on the basis of her innovative, engaging and creative curriculum design and pedagogic practice. She is a member of ASME (Association for the Study of Medical Education), AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is an external examiner and reviewer for key medical and healthcare education journals.

Clare’s research and scholarship in the field of workplace based learning has been recognised nationally and internationally. She is a qualitative researcher, with experience in policy analysis, observational methods and in-depth interviewing. Her work is theoretically driven, drawing on socio-cultural theories of learning and often dealing with interplay of policy and practice e.g. exploring the impact of NHS reform on medical apprenticeship. She has a growing interest in ways to evaluate complex educational interventions and has recently completed commissioned work for the Royal College of Psychiatrists that evaluates the impact of an integrated leadership development programme for all psychiatrists in training in the West Midlands.




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