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University of Exeter Medical School

Dr Janice Hoang

Dr Janice Hoang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 0773 9967193

 College House 1.18


College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Janice is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter Medical School, part of DISCO group. Her background is in epidemiology, and medical education. Currently, she is working with researchers from the University of Cambridge to investigate the diagnosis of prostate cancer in primary care. She is also a core member of the Centre for Research in Professional Learning at Exeter Graduate school of Education and a member of Evidence-Based Justice Lab at the University of Exeter Law School.

She joined the University of Exeter in 2017 as a PhD student in Medical Education at Graduate School of Education. Her doctoral research focused on 'Developing a global typology of education and training pathways for GPs'.  After completing her PhD, she worked for a short while as a research fellow at the Q-step Centre for two ESRC funded projects on ‘Identity, Belonging and the Role of the Media in Brexit Britain' and ‘Identity, Inequality, and the Media in Brexit-COVID-19-Britain’. Before conducting her doctoral research, she worked as a junior researcher at Centre for Development of Curriculum and Human Resources in Health, Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam between 2014 and 2017. Therefore, she was involved with developing and reforming training curriculums for surgeons, obstetricians, and gynaecologists, oral maxillofacial doctors, and general practitioners in Vietnam. 


  • MSc in Epidemiology
  • PhD in Medical Education

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Research interests

She is interested in early detection of cancer in primary care, innovating education for primary care towards a sustainable future, researching the interaction of professional learning and identities with socio-political and practice contexts, increasing equality of access to healthcare and education. She has conducted research employing online longitudinal surveys, scoping reviews, in-depth interviews, focus groups, Delphi studies, observational studies using primary and secondary data and qualitative interviews on a range of topics including medical professional education and training (surgeons, obstetricians, and gynaecologists, oral maxillofacial doctors, and general practitioners), the role of media in Brexit-Covid-19 Britain period, and identifying changes of disease patterns & burdens and related social trends.

Research projects

Current projects:  

  • Primary care models for the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer: the ProsDetect study
  • SRA Attainment Gap research
  • How to innovate education for primary care towards a sustainable future
  • ‘Identity, Belonging and the Role of the Media in Brexit Britain’
  • ‘Identity, Inequality and the Media in Brexit-Covid-19- Britain’

Research networks

  • Primary care Academic collaborative (PACT)
  • Society for Academic Primary Care
  • Exeter Professional Learning and Inquiry Network (ExPLAIN)
  • Evidence-Based Justice Lab
  • Exeter Q-step Centre

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