research focus

MERU directly conducts and also supports innovative collaboration and medical education research for student-centred learning and teaching solutions. The MERU community engages in a wide range of medical education research topics, with members’ research published in national and international healthcare journals, and presented at international conferences such as AMEE, ASME, IMEC and others.

Research focus

Our research focus currently encompasses the topics below.

Research Themes


Examples of MERU conducted and supported research

  • Wikimedicine Editathon: Can editing Wikipedia provide a novel way of learning collaboratively?
  • Perceptions on the value of reflection to medical students and the relationship of honesty and emotional content to its value.
  • Evaluating the FEEDBK model for delivering feedback to medical students
  • Exploring the development of Self Efficacy in Computational Medicine students
  • Making sense of our mistakes- a case study exploring professional identity formation through narrative pedagogy
  • Improving Knowledge and Attitudes of Female Genital Mutilation among Imperial College Medical Students
  • Development and appraisal of OtoBank, a mobile platform for learning, sharing and assessment in ENT for Final Year Medical Students at Imperial College London
  • Perceptions of theatre learning: Surgeons vs Students
  • Linguistic patterns in medical students’ reflective writing
  • Evaluating the FEEDBK model in an inpatient setting
  • Research and Development of Northwick Park Hospital Medical Student Clinical Examination Handbook
  • Patient Simulation In Psychiatry Clinical Exams: Are Actors Worth The Money?
  • Coding for Medical Students
  • The views of medical students, nursing staff and clinical teaching fellows on the value and learning from an inter-professional module in an undergraduate medical curriculum
  • Video-supported Simulation for Interactions in the Operating Theatre (ViSIOT)
  • Music and communication in the operating theatre
  • Feedback and evaluation in an undergraduate teaching skills course
  • Design, development and implementation of a mobile learning strategy for undergraduate medical education
  • Blended learning: how can we optimise undergraduate student engagement?
  • Effects of sleep deprivation on cognitive and physical performance in university students
  • Holistic feedback approach with video and peer discussion under teacher supervision
  • Empowering junior doctors to maximise medical student learning in the clinical setting
  • How to maximise learning from role models in clinical settings
  • How is the Learning Agenda Constructed in Simulation Debrief?
  • Twelve tips for designing a teaching skills course for medical undergraduates