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Prof Deborah Gill
74 Huntley Street Building
UCL Medical School
Tel: 0207 679 0942
  • Medical School Director
  • UCL Medical School
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL Director,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

I qualified in medicine in 1990 from The Middlesex Hospital Medical School and trained as a general practitioner. I began my academic career at Barts and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry as an academic fellow in primary care and joined what was the Royal Free Medical School as a Lecturer in the Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences in 1996. I joined the Academic Centre for Medical Education in 2002 as a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and became Deputy Director of  UCL Medical School in 2010. I was appointed Interim Director in the summer of 2014 and to the substantive post  in April 2015 when I was also appointed to to a Chair of Medical Education.

I joined the Office of the Vice Provost Education and Student Affairs, as Pro Vice Provost, Student Experience in January 2019.

Research Groups
Research Summary

I am a professor of Medical Education and Director of  UCL Medical School.

I am an active teacher and education scholar. 

My education research is focused on the following areas:
-Professionalism and professional formation
-The support of novices in clinical learning environments
-Peer assisted learning
-Educator development

I am a Doctor of Education (EdD) as well as a doctor of medicine. My EdD research focused on the factors impacting on professional identity formation of novice doctors.

in 2019 I was appointed Pro Vice Provost for Student Experience.

Teaching Summary

I have a long history as an educator and education scholar within the Medical School at UCL and am involved in a wide range of curriculum innovation and development activities and was  implementation lead for the ambitious MBBS 2012 project. I am also involved in faculty development activities that support medical teachers and education supervisors.   I am currently Director of the Medical School with leadership responsibility for over 2,000 undergraduates and almost 100 postgraduate students. In my role as a lead consultant in the UCL Medical School Education Consultancy (MSEC), I play an international role in driving up medical education planning and delivery globally.

I am a Principal Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

02-JAN-2019 Pro Vice Provost, Student Experience OVP ESA UCL, United Kingdom
01-APR-2015 Professor of Medical Education UCL Medical School UCL, United Kingdom
01-APR-2015 Director, UCL Medical School UCL Medical School UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2013   Doctorate. Institute of Education
2000   Master of Education Institute of Education
1990   Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery Middlesex Hospital Medical School
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