School of Medical Education

Staff Profile

Dr Kenneth McKeegan

Dean of Academic Affairs


I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology from the University of Glasgow in 1997. I continued my studies at the University of Manchester where I completed my PhD, also in Microbiology, in 2001. Between 2001 and 2005 I worked in a number of post-doctoral research posts and since 2005 I have worked for Newcastle University in the Faculty of Medical Sciences both as a researcher and teacher.

I have been the Dean of Academic Affairs at NUMed since February 2014. My main roles are responsibility for managing the delivery of the first two years of the MBBS programme. I ensure that the outcomes and standards of these first two years are the same if not better than those delivered in Newcastle UK. I also have an overall responsibility of for quality assurance, assessment, student progress and support for the whole MBBS programme.


·         NUMed Executive board

·         NUMed Phase I Learning and Teaching Committee - Chair

·         Faculty of Medical Sciences Learning and Teaching committee (FLTSEC)

·         MBBS Admissions Executive

·         MBBS Assessment Sub Committee

·         MBBS Assessment Working Group

·         MBBS Board of Medical of Studies

·         MBBS Sub-Deans Commitee

·         MBBS Board of Examiners

·         MBBS Curriculum Review group

·         MBBS SSC Management committee

·         Newcastle MBBS Phase I Teaching and Learning and committee                   

·         Newcastle MBBS Clinical Skills Working group

·         NUMed Advisory Group

·         NUMed Health and Safety committee

·         Faculty of Medical Sciences Professional Standards Committee

·         Elective management committee

·         Stage 1 Meeting of Examiners

·         Stage 2 Meeting of Examiners

·         Stage 3 Meeting of Examiners

·         Stage 4 Meeting of Examiners

·         Member of Review of International Campus Provision Panel (Newcastle University March 2015)


Stage 1 MBBS

Molecules to Disease

Nutrition, Metabolism and Endocrinology 1 

Nutrition, Metabolism and Endocrinology 2

Stage 2 MBBS

Life Cycle 3

Clinical Sciences and Investigative Medicine 1

Stage 4 MBBS

Clinical Sciences and Investigative Medicine 2