People in the Health Professions Education Unit

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.

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.

Director of the Health Professions Education Unit

Professor Gabrielle Finn

Gabielle is a Professor of Medical Education. Her role includes leadership of the Unit’s five main areas of activity: research, scholarship, educational programmes, consultancy and outreach. Gabrielle's research is in both quantitative and qualitative paradigms with interests in selection, assessment, professionalism, identity, curriculum development, the use of art-based approaches in education and gender.

Gabrielle is the Education Officer for the Anatomical Society and Associate Editor for the European Journal of Anatomy and BMC Medical Education.

More about Gabrielle and her work


Academic and research staff

People in the Health Professions Education Unit
Dr Kevin Anderson Director of Education, Academy of Primary Care
Dr Peter Bazira Senior Lecturer in Clinical Anatomy, Programme Director for MSc in Clinical Anatomy
Dr Paul Crampton Programme Director for the MSc, PGDip and PGCert in Health Professions Education
Dr Rachel Harry Lecturer
Dr Amelia Kehoe Research Associate
Dr Jimmie Leppink Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
Dr Steven Oliver Senior Lecturer in Population Health, Deputy MB BS Programme Director
Dr Lewis Paton Research Fellow, Health Sciences, University of York
Dr Joanne Reeve Professor of Primary Care Research
Dr Kat Sanders  Lecturer in Clinical Anatomy
Dr Paul Tiffin  Reader in Psychometric Epidemiology
Dr Paul Whybrow Lecturer in Health and Society
Professor Barry Wright Director of Research (York)

Programme tutors

Programme tutors in Health Professions Education Unit
Dr Andy Brown Academic Lead for Assessments
Dr Marie Cohen Director of Problem Based Learning
Dr Trevor Johnson Module Lead and Programme Tutor
Dr Bill Laughey PGCME Clinical Director
Professor Martin Veysey MB BS Programme Director

Postgraduate research students

Find out more about the research undertaken by our postgraduate researchers on our postgraduate study page.

  • Lauren Aylott - PhD
  • Dr Katie Bird - MD
  • Dr Megan Brown - PhD
  • Angelique Duenas - PhD
  • Karen Kirkness - PhD
  • Dr Bill Laughey - PhD
  • Dr Alexandra Macnamara - MD
  • Usmaan Omer - PhD