Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Associate







H.3.8 Department of Academic SurgeryChelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





Miranda is currently working in the Faculty of Medicine researching novel approaches to Communication Skills training. Her key focus is on the "Making Tomorrow's Doctors Today's Teachers" Project. This project employs a Student Partnership approach and aims to support new ways of engaging undergraduate medical students in design and delivery of Communication Skills educational interventions.

Miranda also works as a Clinical Educator, and has clinical education research interests in Postgraduate Clinical Education, Observational Research in Healthcare Education, Palliative Care Education and Patient and Public Engagement and Involvement.

Miranda previous worked for the College as part of the ICCESS Centre research team as a Clinical Research Fellow, focussing on Collaborative Clinical Education, and the use of simulation, (the re-enactment of health care scenarios and pathways), to support Clinical Education, Patient Engagement and Involvement, and Service Improvement. Another key research interest is the learning which occurs in simulation debrief.

Miranda undertook her Master of Arts in Clinical Education at the UCL Institute of Education in 2015, attaining a distinction. For her dissertation she undertook a research project using Conversation Analysis methodology to explore the interaction between learners and educators within simulation debrief. Key findings centred on the balance of contributions of learner and educator to the debrief interaction, and unanticipated findings including indirectness in describing errors and emotional responses during scenario enactment. This research project provided valuable experience in using Conversational Analysis methodology and inspired a research interest in how learning occurs in the simulation debrief.

Miranda’s clinical background includes working as a hospital doctor, gaining MRCP in 2007, and more recently as a Palliative Medicine registrar. Miranda has broad experience of working as a Clinical Educator, with roles including: Visiting Communication Skills tutor at QMUL for Year 3 medical students; Visiting Tutor at UCL for Year 1 medical students' Professional Development Vertical Module; and extensive uni/ multidisciplinary Palliative Medicine teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  A more recent role was lead debrief facilitator for multi-disciplinary End of Life Care team simulation training at Chelsea and Westminster hospital.

Miranda undertook an educational leadership fellowship at Health Education England (North West London), where she was responsible for mapping and scoping of simulation training in North West London, and for creating a strategy for commissioning simulation. She was also responsible for leading the evaluation of the NWL Community Education Provider Network initiative.