Graham is a general practitioner and GP Appraiser in North West London, and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health. He has held several posts in the department, including Programme Director for Imperial GP Specialty Training, acting Director for Undergraduate GP Teaching, and Lead for 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, 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. In 2014 he reported on the Ebola crisis in West Africa, contributing to news programmes, a live edition of Focus on Africa, and co-presenting the BBC Africa Debate from Ghana. He was an editor at the British Medical Journal for four years, where he edited the medical education section, and is on the editorial board of the British Journal of General Practice.
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. In 2017 he was a speaker at the second Medical English Workshop for doctors in Zhejiang Province. He is also currently working with the Open University of Mauritius, developing continuing professional development programmes for the country's health professionals and helping to set up a new School of Public Health. 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 the author of The Appointment - the first popular medical book to take the reader inside the mind of a GP - which was selected for the BBC Radio 2 Fact not Fiction Book Club. He is also co-editor of the textbook General Practice at a Glance which won first prize in the Primary Care category at the BMA Book Awards 2013, and 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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