Dr Mike Eaton
Director of Professional Development, Director of Faculty Development
+44 (0) 1392 725926
College House G0.0a
College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
I am the Director of Faculty Development in the College of Medicine and Health and Director of Professional Development at the University of Exeter Medical School. My educational focus is on the development of "professional identity", for undergraduates through facilitated small groups and postgraduates through supervision and mentoring.
I lead two modules on the Masters in Clinical Education programme, "Principles of Supervision and Mentoring" for the Certificate and "Principles of Curriculum Design and Evaluation" at Diploma level. I also co-lead the Masters "Independent Research" module and sit on the College of Medicine and Health Research Ethics Committee.
I have been involved in formal undergraduate teaching since 1996, initially as a lecturer and community provider with the University of Nottingham Medical School and then subsequently leading small groups at the Peninsula Medical School. My clinical role was as a General Practitioner until my retirement in 2017. During this time, I have been an active member of the GP Research Foundation and an Associate Specialist in the South West Diabetes Research Network.
I am a member of the UK Council of Educators of Medical Professionalism, the Academy of Medical Educators and the Association for the Study of Medical Education, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators. I completed my own Masters in Medical Education at Cardiff University in 2015 with a dissertation on "Developing a Positive Professional Identity".
BMSc Anat. (Hons)
MSc (Med Ed)
Development of professional identity
Assessing medical professionalism
Approaches to lifelong learning
Blended learning and the flipped classroom
Publications by category
Publications by year
External Engagement and Impact
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators (FAcadMEd)
UK Council of Educators of Medical Professionalism (UKCEMP)
ASME Medical Educators Involved in Student Support Significant Interest Group (MEDISS SIG)
External Examiner Positions
Postgraduate - Masters in Health Professions' Education, University College Cork
Undergraduate - Clinical Practice, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Undergraduate medicine, Professional Development Small Groups
Postgraduate Certificate in Cliinical Education, Principles of Supervision and Mentoring module
Diploma in Clinical Education, Principles of Curriculum Design and Evaluation module
Masters in Clinical Education, Independent Research module
- HPDM106 - Principles of Supervision and Mentoring
- HPDM108 - Independent Research (Clinical Education)
- HPDM109 - Principles of Curriculum Design and Evaluation