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Dr Mike Eaton

Dr Mike Eaton

Director of Professional 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 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 co-lead Professional Development Groups and lead two modules on the Masters in Clinical Education programme, "Principles of Supervision and Mentoring" at Certificate level 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 with the University of Nottingham Medical School and prior to disaggregation with the Peninsula Medical School. My clinical role was as a General Practitioner until my retirement in 2017. During this time, I was an active member of the GP Research Foundation and subsequently as an Associate Specialist in the South West Diabetes Research Network.

I am a member of the UK Council for Teachers of Professionalism and the Association for the Study of Medical Education, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a 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.


Research interests

Development of professional identity

Assessing medical professionalism

Approaches to lifelong learning

Blended learning and the flipped classroom


Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category

Journal articles

Eaton M (2017). The flipped classroom. Clin Teach, 14(4), 301-302. Author URL.

Publications by year


Eaton M (2017). The flipped classroom. Clin Teach, 14(4), 301-302. Author URL.

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External Engagement and Impact


Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators (FAcadMEd)

Committee/panel activities

UK Council for Teachers of Professionalism (UKCTP)

External Examiner Positions

Masters in Health Professions' Education, University College Cork

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



Supervision / Group

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