Jen Cleland, MSc, PhD, D Clin Psychol, FHEA, AFBPsS, Chartered Psychologist, FRCP(Edin)

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    Biography

    Professor Jennifer (Jen) Cleland is John Simpson Chair of Medical Education Research, Director of the Centre for Healthcare Education Research and Innovation (CHERI), University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Director of the Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium (SMERC).  She is a member of the Association for Medical Education Europe (AMEE) Executive; an Invited Member of the Wilson Centre, University of Toronto, Canada, and Adjunct Professor at the following universities: Curtin University, Perth, Australia; the Uniformed Services University of the USA; and the University of Southampton, UK.  She is the former Chair of the Association for Medical Education (ASME) (2013-2018).  She was a Clinical Psychologist in Liaison Psychiatry, in the UK health service (NHS), before moving into academia full-time in 2011.

    With nearly 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, she has published widely in a broad range of journals including the BMJ, Quality and Safety in Healthcare, and Medical Education.  She is co-editor, with Steven Durning, on “Researching Medical Education” (Wiley, 2015), a core text for Masters in Healthcare Professions Education programmes globally. She has held Editorial roles with several high-esteem journals in her field, and is currently Deputy Editor for Medical Education.

    Jen’s particular research interests are: selection, assessment and performance; medical careers decision making; education and systems reform.  She works with both quantitative and qualitative approaches and data collection methods.  Her research spans the continuum of undergraduate and postgraduate training. 

    When asked recently what drives her, she replied “Curiosity.  I love finding out more about phenomena, people and places, and want to carry out and support research which has academic, policy and practical benefits”.

    External positions

    Deputy Editor, Medical Education

    Sep 2018 → …

    Elected Member, Association for Medical Education Europe (AMEE)

    Aug 2018 → …

    Adjunct Professor, University of Southampton

    Jul 2018 → …

    Adjunct Professor, Curtin University

    Jun 2018 → …

    Visiting Professor, Monash University

    Apr 2018

    Panel Member, Research Excellence Framework (REF) UoA 23 (Education)

    Feb 2018 → …

    Invited Member, The Wilson Centre, University of Toronto

    Oct 2016 → …

    Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the United States

    Oct 2015 → …

    Director, Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium (SMERC)

    Sep 2015 → …

    Chief External Examiner, University of Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) M Res Programmes

    Sep 2015 → …

    Chair, Association for Medical Education Europe (AMEE) Research Committee

    May 2015Aug 2018

    Editorial Board Member, Perspectives in Medical Education

    Aug 2014Aug 2018

    External Examiner, MSc in Clinical Education, University of Edinburgh

    Mar 2014May 2018

    Chair, Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)

    Jul 2013Jul 2018

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    Research Output 2001 2019

    A Culture of Control?

    Hawick, L., Thomson, A. & Cleland, J., Mar 2019, In : Medical Education. 53, 3, p. 212-214 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    student
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    Addressing medication errors in an adult oncology department in Saudi Arabia: A qualitative study

    Alharbi, W., Cleland, J. & Morrison, Z., Jul 2019, In : Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal. 27, 5, p. 650-654 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Medication Errors
    Saudi Arabia
    Communication
    Delivery of Health Care
    Education

    A literature review of the predictive validity of European dental school selection methods

    Cunningham, C., Patterson, F. & Cleland, J., May 2019, In : European Journal of Dental Education. 23, 2, p. 73-87 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Dental Schools
    Aptitude
    school
    Dentistry
    Research

    AMEE guide no. 123 - How to read studies of educational costs

    Maloney, S., Cook, D. A., Golub, R., Foo, J., Cleland, J., Rivers, G., Tolsgaard, M. G., Evans, D., Abdalla, M. E. & Walsh, K., 2019, In : Medical Teacher. 41, 5, p. 497-504 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    decision making
    costs
    opportunity costs
    economics
    decision maker
    Vocational Education
    Pharmacists
    Health
    Education
    Students

    Activities 2005 2018

    Competences in practice (CiPs) as a framework for assessing trainees

    Jen Cleland (Keynote speaker)
    18 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeInvited talk

    Cost and value in medical education: making the most of limited resources

    Jen Cleland (Speaker)
    18 Apr 2018

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeInvited talk

    Selection into medical school: widening access to medicine and workforce planning

    Jen Cleland (Speaker)
    2018

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeInvited talk

    Developing and sustaining educational interests while judging a clinical career

    Jen Cleland (Invited speaker)
    2018

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeInvited talk

    Selection into medical school: widening access to medicine and workforce planning

    Jen Cleland (Speaker)
    17 Apr 2018

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeInvited talk