COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH
Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Professor Alex Harding

Professor Alex Harding

Sub Dean, Course Director M.Clin.Ed

 01392 406812 /406704

 RILD Building 

 

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

Overview

Alex has worked as a GP in Exeter for the last twenty years as a partner in a city centre practice. He is involved at the Medical School as a sub-dean, making sure the community part of the medical school programme (about 25%) runs smoothly. He is also involved in curriculum development and innovation.  Alex is also course director of the Masters in Clinical Education: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/medicine/clinicaledcert/

Research

His research interests are two-fold:

1. Using qualitative approaches to investigate clinical learning in both community and hospital settings.  Alex's work focusses on the use of socio-material theories.

2. Educational policy.  Alex is chair of the Society for Academic Primary Care SAPC UK Heads of Teachers Group and is involved with formulating national and international policies regarding undergraduate curriculum content and a more equitable way of funding of medical student education in community settings

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • BSc (Neurobiology)
  • MEd
  • DEd
  • FRCGP
  • SFHEA
  • DRCOG
  • DFFP
  • DCH

Research

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

Grants/Funding

  • PCT
  • CDEF
  • PCMD

External Engagement and Impact

Committee/panel activities

National Heads of Teachers Group


Editorial responsibilities

Education for Primary Care


Invited lectures

Imperial Medical School

Teaching

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

Modules

2019/20


Supervision / Group

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