School of Medical Education

Our Research

Our Research

We’re committed to the production of high-quality research in medical and clinical education.

We focus on innovation in both learning and teaching. Our focus is on improving our knowledge and understanding of health professional education within classroom and clinical environments.

We have a proven track-record in creating, developing and delivering innovative learning solutions. This is particularly true in the field of e-learning.

Our expertise in this area ensures our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes have a sound evidence base that incorporates creativity and best practice.

We support research projects of all sizes. Our multi-disciplinary team has expertise in:

  • clinical service delivery
  • education
  • research methodology
  • learning technologies
  • social sciences

We manage an undergraduate MBBS research programme and provide supervision for PhD, MD and MPhil students. We're also pleased to offer educators and clinicians support in the development of research projects.

Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) assesses the quality of research in the UK’s higher education institutions. The review process is managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and is made on three main criteria:

  • quality of research outputs
  • impact of research (beyond the University)
  • vitality of the research environment

For the REF 2014, our School submitted to Unit of Assessment (UoA) 2. The previous analysis was the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008.

Further information

For further information about this research, contact the Research Team