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Dr Ian Fussell

Dr Ian Fussell

Community Sub Dean, Clinical SSU Lead

 01872 256411

 Knowledge Spa 


University of Exeter Medical School, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, TR1 3HD

Ian has worked in Cornwall as a doctor since 1990 and for the Medical School ever since it first opened in the SOuth West. He has worked in NHS managmet as the  Senior Medical Advisor for the local Primary Care Trust with responsibilities including management of the GP performers list, Serious Untoward Event investigations, leading the local GP Appraisal Team and quality monitoring of general practice. He has been a member of the national Revalidation Developmant Team and a Cabinet Member of the Assosciation for Medical Humanities.

He is the Community Sub Dean for Cornwall and the Clinical SSU Lead for UEMS and as moducle lead in the MSc in Clinical Education in Exeter. 

Ian is a clinician working Urgent Care GP having been a GP partner for over 20 years. 

He is interested in the use of IT in Medical Education, Medical Education, Global Health, and Event Medicine. He organises teams of medical students to help provide first aid care at Glastonbury Festival and supervises students visiting a medical School in Ethiopia where he helped establish a link. He is a trustee of a charity helping bringing freash water to the region in conjunction with the Red Cross.

Ian is a father of 4, a keen surfer and plays the guitar in a local band.


  • BMBS
  • BMedSci(Hons)
  • PGCE



Committee/panel activities

Council Member Assosciation Medical Humanities (

Senior Team member of Festival Medical Services (


  • Academic Tutor
  • Specialy Study Unit (SSU) provider in Medical Humanities
  • Doctors as Teachers SSU tutor

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