School of Medical Education

Staff Profile

Dr Laura Delgaty

Deputy Degree Programme Director, Personal Reader in Medical Education



  • 2019 Fellow Medical Sciences Graduate School
  • 2012 Doctorate of Education (Newcastle University)
  • 2010 E-learning certificate: Design, assessment and evaluation (Technology Education Council, London)
  • 2002 Masters of Education (Lakehead University)
  • 1991 Bachelor of Health Science (physiotherapy) (McMaster University)

Impact and Recognition:

  • 2018 European E-Learning Excellence Award Nominee (shortlisted)
  • 2018  Nominated Research Supervisor (shortlisted); Outstanding Contribution to Feedback and Taught Supervisor of the Year Award: Teaching Excellence Awards (TEA)
  • 2017 Winner Innovative Teaching: (TEA)
  • 2017 Chair: ASME (Association for the Society of Medical Education) Technology Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group
  • 2017 Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award nominee (shortlisted)
  • 2017 Educator Innovator Award (awarded Jan 2017): ASME
  • 2017 ERDP Educational Research Development Practice Grant award
  • 2017 EDIF (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Fund) Awards: lead (x2) team (x1) 
  • 2017 Nominated Outstanding Feedback (shortlisted); Research Supervisor Award Teaching (TEA)
  • 2016 ERDP Educational Research Development Practice Grant award (Dental team)
  • 2016 Chair University Diversity Consultative Group and Diversity Committee member
  • 2016 ERDP Educational Research Development Practice Grant award (Principal Investigator/ team lead)
  • 2016 BERA (British Educational Research Association) teacher bursary award
  • 2016 Nominated Outstanding Contribution to Feedback  (shortlisted): Teaching Excellence Awards,
  • 2016 Nominated  Innovative Teaching  (shortlisted): Teaching Excellence Awards
  • 2016 Deputy Degree Programme Director Medical Education
  • 2015 Deputy Degree Programme Director Clinical Research (e-learning)
  • 2015 Deputy Degree Programme Director Clinical Health Sciences
  • 2015 Strategic Innovation Fund Award Winner (Principal Investigator and team lead)
  • 2015 Selected as Faculty Representative: Aurora Leadership for Women National Programme
  • 2014 Chair  NUTELA (Newcastle University technology enhanced learning advocates) 
  • 2014 Academic Lead Departmental Athena SWAN award application (successful April 2015)
  • 2014 Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy 
  • 2014 Research Supervisor of the year nomination: Teaching Excellence Awards
  • 2014 Member School Executive Group (nominated staff representative by peers)
  • 2013 New Researcher of the year award: Association for the Society of Medical Education 
  • 2013 Innovation Fund Award Winner (Newcastle University)



Teaching across all levels of programme with specific  responsibilities as Module Leader for eight modules:

  • Understanding Educational Research (20 credit diploma)
  • Utilising Technology in Clinical Education (20 credit diploma)
  • Understanding Programmes of Learning (20 credit certificate, delivered in Malaysia and UK and online)
  • Scholarship in Medical Education (20 credit diploma delivered online, in Malaysia and UK)
  • Advanced Teaching and Learning (20 credit online diploma)
  • Advanced Study Module (full time) (60 credit Masters UK)
  • Advanced Study Module (part time) (60 credit Masters UK)

Nominated for research supervisor of the year 2014 and 2017 and 2018, recent Master’s project and PhD supervision includes:

  • 2017/18 Colene McLaughlin: An Exploration of Male Medical Student’s Perceptions of their Identity Within the Context of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department.
  • 2017/18 Jenny Peal: Women in Cardiology: Factors Inherent in the Gender Imbalance that Affect Training.
  • 2017 Kuskoor Seetharam: Optimizing Surgical Training after the Introduction of Working Time Regulations (WTR): A Literature Review.
  • 2016/17 Harry Preston: Physician Associate students’ perceptions of their Professional Identity and the influences on its formation.
  • 2016- present Susanna Leung: Equity in an Online Medical Education Environment.
  • 2015-present Alison Clapp: Professional development of identity for online Masters’ level higher education in e-learning.
  • 2016 Sulekha Sivapatham: Medical students’ awareness of how they learn and how it impacts their studies 
  • 2015/17 Kathy Wilson: Meeting the oral health care needs of patients with disabilities - Is the new dental graduate prepared? 
  • 2014/15 Sharon Koo: Medical Educators’ Voices in an Undergraduate Medical Curriculum     
  • 2014/15 John Bailie: A Systematic Review of Educators’ Experiences of Developing and Delivering E-Learning Resources        
  • 2014/15 Elaine Chiang: Defining a Good Teacher in the Malaysian Context        
  • 2014/15 Michael Dick:   The differences between the assessment of surgical competency in the UK compared to similar developed countries around the world.       
  • 2015/16 Tanya Johnston: Formative Evaluation of an Engineered Study Group Initiated by a GP Training Programme         
  • 2012/13 Matthew Tuck:The Effective Implementation of an independent,  Medical Student Led Wiki to Support the Needs of Peers
  • 2012/13 Chris Mysko: Twitter in Medical Education: an Exploration of Medical Students’ Views on Twitter
  • 2012/13 Hugh Alberti:   A Study of the Clinical Communication Skills Teaching at NUMEd, Newcastle University’s Malaysian Campus
  • 2011/12 Hayley Coleman: Peer-Led Teaching: Student Tutees’ Perceptions of its Value
  • 2011/12 Amelia Fish: An Evaluation: Foundation Year 1 Doctors’ Perceptions of the Transition From Final Year at Medical School in to Their First Year of Practice – how Prepared Were They?
  • 2011/12 Daniel Puntis: Developing an M-Learning Theory
  • 2010/11 Adam Howden: Is an E-Learning Programme a Useful Method of Teaching for Foundation Year Doctors on a Critical Care Attachment?                       
  • 2009/10 Janine Henderson: Medical Students’ Perceptions of Psychiatry in the Context of an Integrated PBL Curriculum


Research Interests:

  • Distance learning and related theories
  • Technology in Learning
  • Curricular theories/ideologies
  • Analytics and web mining
  • Role clarity and changing roles of academics with technology
  • Communities (staff and student) when teaching and learning at a distance