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Dr Eliot Rees
GF 664
UCL Medical School
Royal Free Hospital
Tel: 02031086875
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  • Honorary Lecturer (ACF)
  • Primary Care & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
I am a clinical academic with expertise in faculty development and medical education research. I have particular interests in selection and widening access, assessment, and leadership development.

I completed my undergraduate medical training, Master's in Medical Education, and academic foundation programme at Keele University before moving to London to undertake a PhD in Medical Education at University College London (UCL). I have also recently completed a PgDip in Leadership For The Health Professions at Swansea University.

In addition to my role at UCL, I am a Lecturer in Medical Education at Keele University.  At Keele my role predominantly involves postgraduate teaching on the MSc Clinical Education, and conducting and supporting medical education research.

Outside of work I am a keen long-distance runner.  I train with London Frontrunners and am (very) slowly trying to run all the Abbot World Marathon Majors.

Professional roles and appointments:

  • Chair, Editorial Advisory Board, The Clinical Teacher (2023-)
  • Editorial board member, BMC Medical Education (2022- )
  • Subject matter expert, CASPER SJT, Altus Assessments (2021)
  • Deputy chair, Education Research Committee, Association for the Study of Medical Education (2021- )
  • Associate Editor, Medical Education Online (2021- )
  • External examiner, MA Clinical Education, Edge Hill University (2021- )
  • External examiner, MSt Medical Education, University of Cambridge (2020- )
  • Advisory board member, NIHR Clinical Education Research Incubator (2020- )
  • Editorial intern, Medical Education (2020-2021)
  • Chair, Trainees in the Association for the Study of Medical Education (2019-2021)
  • Vice chair, Trainees in the Association for the Study of Medical Education (2018-2019)
  • Editorial board member, Education for Primary Care (2018- )
  • Academic lead, Trainees in the Association for the Study of Medical Education (2017-2018)
  • Co-chair, Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (2015-2017)
  • Committee member, Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (2013-2015)

Research Groups
Research Summary

I have broad experience researching diverse topics and utilising various methods within medical education. I have particular expertise in qualitative methods and evidence synthesis.

My doctoral research explored how medical school applicants from diverse social backgrounds choose which schools to apply to. I undertook a national qualitative interview study of applicants, a systematic review of higher education institution choice, and a national review of contextual admissions.

Other areas of special interest include:

  • Selection to undergraduate medicine
  • Peer-teaching
  • Education in general practice
  • Workplace learning
  • Leadership development

I am passionate about supporting and developing novice medical education researchers. I regularly run research methods workshops at national conferences and chair a national webinar series on research methods for new researchers (ASME Research Methods Series). I have been very fortunate to benefit from great mentorship in my early career, and am keen to pay this forward in supporting interested students to develop and contribute to projects.

05-AUG-2020 NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health University College London, United Kingdom
09-SEP-2019 – 30-APR-2020 Clinical Teaching Fellow in Assessment UCL Medical School University College London, United Kingdom
25-JUN-2019 Lecturer in Medical Education School of Medicine Keele University, United Kingdom
02-APR-2018 – 24-JUN-2019 Teaching Fellow in Medical Education School of Medicine Keele University, United Kingdom
02-JAN-2018 – 02-JAN-2023 PhD Candidate Research Department of Medical Education University College London, United Kingdom
05-AUG-2015 – 01-AUG-2017 Academic Foundation Doctor Royal Stoke University Hospital University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, United Kingdom
06-JUL-2015 – 01-APR-2018 Honorary Clinical Teacher School of Medicine Keele University, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2018   Postgraduate Certificate University of Swansea
2015   Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Keele University
2014   Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy  
2014   Master of Arts Keele University
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