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Professor Alex Harding

Professor Alex Harding

Sub Dean, Course Director M.Clin.Ed, Course Director Principles of Primary Care International

 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 and is course director of the Masters in Clinical Education: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/medicine/clinicaledcert/

and also Principles of Primary Care International. 

http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/cpd/primarycare/

 

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
  • PFHEA
  • DRCOG
  • DFFP
  • DCH

Research

Research interests

  • Clinical learning
  • Curriculum innovation
  • Curriculum design
  • Policy development

Research projects

  • Worldwide survey of healthcare education needs (The Big Idea Survey) WHO
  • Worldwide curriculum and standards for undergraduate GP teaching (WONCA) 
  • European survey of community teaching EURACT
  • European curriculum and standards for undergraduate GP teaching EURACT
  • National Survey of undergraduate community teaching SAPC HOTs and RCGP
  • National curriculum and standards for undergraduate GP teaching SAPC HOTs and RCGP
  • Longitudinal learning study
  • Doctoral Studies: Analysis of Clinical Learning Networks using Actor Network theory

Grants/Funding

  • PCT
  • CDEF
  • PCMD
A typology of longitudinal integrated clerkships

P Worley, I Couper, R Strasser, L Graves, BA Cummings, R Woodman, ...

Medical education 50 (9), 922-932

92 2016
Exposure of undergraduates to authentic GP teaching and subsequent entry to GP training: a quantitative study of UK medical schools

H Alberti, HL Randles, A Harding, RK McKinley

British Journal of General Practice 67 (657), e248-e252

63 2017
Provision of medical student teaching in UK general practices: a cross-sectional questionnaire study

A Harding, J Rosenthal, M Al-Seaidy, DP Gray, RK McKinley

British Journal of General Practice 65 (635), e409-e417

39 2015
How does an increase in undergraduate teaching load affect GP teacher motivation? A grounded theory study using data from a new medical school

A Harding, G Sweeney

Education for Primary Care 24 (4), 237-243

10 2013
Funding the teaching of medical students in general practice: a formula for the future?

A Harding, R McKinley, J Rosenthal, M Al-Seaidy, ...

Education for Primary Care 26 (4), 215-219

9 2015
The Romano-British to Anglo-Saxon Transition—Social Transformations from the Late Roman to Early Medieval Period in Northern England AD 400–700

C Loveluck, C Brooks, R Daniels, A Harding

Past, Present and Future: The Archaeology of Northern England. Durham …

9 2002
Teaching general practice: guiding principles for undergraduate general practice curricula in UK medical schools

A Harding, K Hawthorne, J Rosenthal

RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners)

8 2018
Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Heads of Teaching Group. Provision of medical student teaching in UK general practices: a crosssectional questionnaire study

A Harding, J Rosenthal, M Al-Seaidy, DP Gray, RK McKinley

Br J Gen Pract 65 (635), e409-417

7 2015
Br J Gen Pract

H Alberti, HL Randles, A Harding, RK McKinley

6 2017
Br J Gen Pract

A Harding, J Rosenthal, M Al-Seaidy

6 2015
Reduction in face-to-face GP consultations

DP Gray, K Sidaway-Lee, A Harding, P Evans

British Journal of General Practice 70 (696), 328-328

5 2020
‘A rose by any other name; longitudinal (integrated) placements in the UK and Europe

A Harding

Education for Primary Care 30 (5), 317-318

4 2019
Actor-Network-Theory and Micro-Learning Networks.

A Harding

Education for primary care: an official publication of the Association of …

3 2017
Joint undergraduate and postgraduate practice visits: a pilot in southwest England

A Harding, D Leeder, A Eynon, K Mattick

Education for primary care: an official publication of the Association of …

3 2011
The strengths of general practice

D Pereira Gray, K Sidaway-Lee, P Evans, A Harding

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 111 (8), 264-264

2 2018
How do medical students learn technical proficiency on hospital placements? The role of learning networks

A Harding

UCL (University College London)

1 2017
Continuity of care is not nebulous

DP Gray, K Sidaway-Lee, M Dineen, P Evans, A Harding

  2020
Development and validation of a tool to measure belongingness as a proxy for participation in undergraduate clinical learning

R Daniels, A Harding, JR Smith, M Gomez-Cano

Education for Primary Care 31 (5), 311-317

  2020
What factors influence the introduction of a national undergraduate general practice curriculum in the UK?

SR Cole, A Harding, D Pereira Gray

Education for Primary Care 31 (5), 270-280

  2020
Building research capacity in general practice

DP Gray, K Sidaway-Lee, A Harding, P Evans

  2020
Core management data in general practice

DP Gray, K Sidaway-Lee, H Kingdon, M Dineen, P Evans, A Harding

British Journal of General Practice 70 (690), 36-37

  2020
Having a named doctor in general practice is not enough to improve continuity of care

DP Gray, K Sidaway-Lee, P Evans, A Harding

bmj 367

  2019
The strengths of general practice.

K Sidaway-Lee, P Evans, A Harding

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 111 (8), 264-264

  2018
All I want for Christmas… is an undergraduate GP curriculum

A Harding, J Rosenthal, K Hawthorne

Education for Primary Care 29 (4), 187-188

  2018
Innovations and developments

ED Gibbons, S Scallan, S Newton, A Harding, D Leeder, AE Lewis, ...

Education for Primary Care 22 (5), 339-344

 

External Engagement and Impact

Committee/panel activities

Co-chair National Heads of Teachers Group (SAPC HOTs)

UK Representative to European Council of Academic GPs (EURACT)

Advisor to WHO

WHO representative to the coalition of SE ASia Medical Schools (SEARME) 


Editorial responsibilities

Education for Primary Care

Reviewer for

Medical Education

BMJ

British Journal of General Practice

Education for Primary care

Medical Teacher


Invited lectures

Manchester, UCL, Keele, Imperial Medical Schools UK

 

Teaching

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

Modules

2021/22


Supervision / Group

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