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Dr Alex Harding

Dr Alex Harding

Sub Dean, Senior Lecturer

 01392 406812

 RILD Building 


University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK

Alex Harding has worked as a GP in Exeter for the last fifteen years. He is involved at the Medical School with making sure the community part of the medical school programme runs smoothly. He is also involved in curriculum development and innovation.

Broad research specialisms

His research interests centre on clinical learning in both community and hospital settings. He works broadly in qualitative research areas and is currently doing a Doctorate in clinical education.

Here his work centres on using contemporary theory such as Actor Network Theory to interpret how students learn in the clinical environment.


  • MBBS
  • BSc (Neurobiology)
  • MEd


Research interests

  • Clinical learning
  • Curriculum innovation
  • Curriculum design

Research projects

  • National Survey of community teaching
  • Longitudinal learning study
  • Doctoral Studies: Analysis of Clinical Learning Networks using Actor Network theory


  • PCT
  • CDEF
  • PCMD

Committee/panel activities

National Heads of Teachers Group

Editorial responsibilities

Education for Primary Care

Invited lectures

Imperial Medical School

  • QA of Community Teaching; Staff Teaching
  • QA of Academic Tutors: Staff Teaching
  • Humanities Teaching Delivery
  • SSC Delivery
  • Placement Teaching

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