Graham is a general practitioner in west London, and Programme Director for Imperial GP Specialty Training. Until recently he has been lead for Education Research in the Department of Primary Care and educational supervisor for the academic primary care training programmes. For the Faculty of Medicine, he was co-lead for the Medical Education Special Interest Group (MESIG) and a member of the Medical Education Ethics Committee.
Graham's passions are medical education and science communication. His medical training was at The Royal London Hospital and then on the Oxford Region training scheme for general practice. He has a Master’s degree with distinction in Science Communication from Imperial College, London, and a Master's in Medical Education (Research) from the Institute of Education in London. The focus of his research is the use of narratives in medical teaching.
Graham is also an experienced medical journalist: he was senior producer and presenter in the BBC Science Unit for ten years, presenting Radio 4’s medical programme Case Notes and a range of science and medical programmes across Radio 4, 5 and World Service. He is currently a regular guest and occasional presenter on Health Check, the BBC's global health radio programme. He was an editor at the British Medical Journal for four years, where he edited the medical education section, and is on the editorial boards of the British Journal of General Practice and Education for Primary Care.
From 2010-2013 Graham worked for the RCGP, running training courses in consultation skills for doctors in China and overseeing attachments to the UK for Chinese family doctors. He is currently involved in the development of a new School of Public Health for Mauritius. He was elected Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2013, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2015.
Graham is co-author of the textbook General Practice at a Glance which won first prize in the Primary Care category at the BMA Book Awards 2013. He is also co-author of How to Pass the CSA, a guide to passing the clinical exam for the MRCGP, published in December 2014.
Personal website: https://grahameaston.wordpress.com/
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