Our health professions research experts
The Health Professions Education Unit brings together a team of high-profile world-class researchers, who have an international reputation for developing and disseminating innovative approaches to medical education.
Our scholars, researchers and educators represent a wide range of health professions such as medicine, nursing, dentistry and allied health, as well as having academic backgrounds in disciplines such as psychology, psychometrics, sociology, biomedical sciences and more.
In addition to our senior academic team, we have a vibrant postgraduate student community who are engaged in research projects at both masters and doctoral level. We welcome students to study with us - please see our postgraduate study information for further details.
Interim Director of the Health Professions Education Unit
Dr Paul Crampton, PhD, SFHEA, FAcadMEd
Paul is the lead for the HPEU scholarship activity including: discovery, integration, teaching and application. Paul's research is in both quantitative and qualitative paradigms with interests in workplace learning, professionalism, professional identity, fitness to practise, continuing professional development, workplace bullying and dignity, curriculum development, and regulation in the health professions.
Paul is Deputy Editor at the leading international journal in the field, Medical Education.
More about Paul and his work
Academic and research staff
Postgraduate research students
Find out more about the research undertaken by our PhD researchers on our postgraduate study page.
Current postgraduate students:
- Lauren Aylott - PhD
- Adam Durnin - PhD
- Karen Kirkness - PhD
- Rebecca Quinn - PhD
- Dr Kishan Rees - MD
- Dr Dane Vishnubala - PhD by Publication
Completed postgraduate students:
- Dr Katie Bird - MD
- Dr Megan Brown
- Dr Angelique Dueñas
- Dr Bill Laughey
- Dr Alexandra Macnamara
- Dr Usmaan Omer – PhD