MERU top image

Improving our programmes of study and our teaching through a shared interest in medical education research

The Medical Education Research Unit (MERU) is made up of a wide range of people from across the School of Medicine including staff of Imperial College, our many NHS partners and our sister unit in the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore, as well as students at all stages of their education.

We wish to support medical education research which will raise the external profile of the School.

Professor Sue Smith

Director of MERU

In addition to being members of the Imperial community, we all share an interest in medical education research and a desire to use our research to improve our programmes of study and our teaching.  MERU exists to provide a forum which brings together those of us who share this common interest and passion so that together we can build a productive and sustainable research community which is recognised at the College, nationally and internationally for its high standards of innovation and scholarship in medical education research.

As members of Imperial College London, we rightly take pride in the quality our scientific and clinical research.  Many members of the School of Medicine are also involved in innovative and high-quality education research and MERU exists to ensure that this work is also celebrated and supported.  In particular, we wish to support medical education research which will raise the external profile of the School and which has the potential to inform, enhance and evaluate its educational activities, thereby improving its student experience.

We hope that many of you will want to join our community.