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Prof Ann Griffin
The Directorate
UCL Medical School Medical School Building
74 Huntley Street
  • Professor of Medical Education Research
  • UCL Medical School
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

1.Deputy Director UCL Medical School 2012 onwards
2.Head of Department Research (Director Research Department of Medical Education) 2013 onwards

3.Head of Postgraduate Programmes and Scholarship 2011 onwards

4.Sub Dean Quality, Divisional Graduate Tutor, 2011 onwards

5.General Practitioner and Honorary Consultant, Enfield Primary Care Trust 1991 onwards

6.Associate GMC (Certificate, registration and revalidation appeals) 2005 onwards
7.Appraiser for NHS England London Region North Central Area, 2008 onwards

8.Co-director London BEME International Collaborating Centre, 2014 onwards

9.BEME international Medical Education research Group member 2016 onwards

10.London Medical Schools Research Leads Network 2016 onwards

Research Summary

I am Head of Divisional Research and Director of the Research Department of Medical Education (RDME) – academic lead for research and Unit of Assessment lead for Research Excellence Framework 2014.

My research profile is in education research.I am actively engaged in identifying how social science methodologies can aid our understanding of medical education and training and impact on the clinical care we provide.
I have researched into a wide range issues:
Professional identity
Education quality, evaluation, quality metrics
Student disability
Transitions in medical educaton and training
Workplace learning

Methodological interests:
Interpretative phenomenological analysis
Using software to aid qualitative analysis

Teaching Summary

I am Academic Lead Postgraduate programmes and Scholarship –providing leadership and strategic direction for UCLMS M Level programmes and Continuous Professional Development. Leadership roles in three masters programmes: MSc in Medical Education run in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians; MA Clinical Education; MSc in Clinical and Professional Education; and Head of Short Programmes.

Sub Dean Quality Assurance – Lead the Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) for the MB BS programme.


01-MAY-2012 Deputy Director UCL Medical School    , United Kingdom
Academic Background
2006 MEd Master of Education – Medical Education University of Dundee
2001 MRCGP Member of the Royal College of General Practioners – General Practice Royal College of General Practioners
1985 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine University of London
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