Dr Wayne Medford
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4553
- Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 5016
- Address: School of Medical Education
The Medical School
Ridley Building 1
I am a Research Associate in Medical Education, joining in May 2015. I am part of a research team led by Professor Jan Illing, which moved from Durham University in July 2015. With the team, I am carrying out a literature review and developing case studies for a Department of Health funded project to investigate the elements of educational interventions that result in changes to practice which benefit patients.
More generally, I have worked in the public and the Voluntary and Community sectors, gaining an extensive background in health education, knowledge transfer and community engagement. I have a Geography degree and Landscape Design masters from Newcastle, and a PhD from Durham, which looked at the therapeutic qualities to be found in the everyday landscape, and life, of Saltwell Park, a large, urban public park in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.
I have worked as a research assistant on a number of research projects in North-East England and northern Scotland. Working at the University of the Highlands & Islands (UHI), based in Inverness, I was involved in collaborative co-production research projects with a number of NHS Scotland partners. The projects encompassed respectively: health-promoting changes to the physical and social environments of hospitals; promoting human dignity through a new student nursing curriculum; and a new design of emergency ambulance.
At Durham, I had a role in the school of Medicine, Pharmacy & Health, working as a tutor on the Medicine in the Community course for 2 years, starting in 2012.
I have also been a tutor at undergraduate level Geography at Durham, 2007-12, and at Newcastle in Sociology (2012) and within Architecture, Planning & Landscape 2008-12.
- Burford B, Medford W, Carter M, Tiffin P, Vance G, Corbett S, Shapiro E, Guilding C, Illing J. The Health Education Quality Framework and National Education and Training Survey: Evidence, Evaluation and Pilot. 2017.