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Dr Sophie Park
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer/ Senior Academic General Practitioner
  • Primary Care & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Sophie is a sessional GP in Hertfordshire and Principal Teaching Fellow at UCL Medical School.

MRCGP (distinction) 2006
M.Med.Sci (distinction) 2005
MBChB (Bristol) 2000

Research Summary

Sophie Park is Chair of the UCL Primary Care Education Research Group and Chair of the Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Education Research Special Interest Group. She is currently in her final year of the EdD doctoral programme at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Her research interests include professionalism, community-based education and policy. She has expertise in qualitative and systematic reviewing methodologies. She is currently Principal Investigator of a BEME NIHR funded systematic review of undergraduate medical education in the UK general practice setting. She is also Co-I for an ioe/UCL funded collaboration exploring decision-making of foundation doctors in the A+E setting. Recent work also includes a narrative study exploring how medical students develop their professional identity during general practice placements funded by a UCL ESCILTA grant. 

Recent work includes organisation of a collaborative Colloquium at Cumberland Lodge supported by the Wellcome trust and RSM. This event explored the 'Many Meanings of Quality in Health Care'. More info and report available at: http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/programme/forthcoming_conference_pages/Quality+in+Healthcare

PhD Supervisor with Greta Rait in Dept. of Primary Care. Student Vitor Barreto.

Recent grants and awards include:
2013 Ioe/ ucl strategic collaboration fund award - decision making in A+E £15k. PI: Fiona Stevenson. Co-Is: Sophie Park, Caroline Pelletier, Will Gibson.
2012 PI £100k NIHR National School of Primary Care Research. BEME review. PI Sophie Park. Co-Is include Oxford, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham, UCL and IOE.
2011 Saad al-Damluji Excellence in Medical Education Award for exceptional commitment to excellence in clinical teaching
2010 exploring development of professional identity in situations of uncertainty - ESCILTA grant for transcription £3k.
Teaching Summary

Winner of the 2011 Saad al-Damluji Excellence in Medical Education Award for exceptional commitment to excellence in clinical teaching. 

Teaching roles include:

External examiner:

  • University of East Anglia MBBS Women’s and Child Health course (year 4)
  • Keele University Masters in Medical Science.

UCL Undergraduate roles include: Course Lead for 5th year placements in Women's Health, Child Health and Dermatology. Co-Lead for iBSc in Primary Care Consultation Module. Lead Academic Writing module iBSc in Primary Care and research supervisor. Chair of the annual GP tutor conference UCL. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pcph/undergrad/cbt/gp-conference

Postgraduate teaching roles include PhD supervisor to Vitor Barreto and UCL Lead for the Introduction to Teaching in Primary Care (ITTPC) collaboration with London Medical Schools and the London Deanery. Tutor for the Institute of Education MA in Clinical Education.

Academic Background
2005 DFFP Diploma Family Planning – Family Planning and Reproductive Health Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
2005 MMedSc Master of Medical Science – Medical Education Nottingham Trent University
2004 DCH Diploma of Child Health – Child Health Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
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