Imperial College London

Dr Graham Easton

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer







333Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus






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.

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Dholakia S, Oskrochi Y, Easton G, et al., 2016, Advances in pancreas transplantation, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Vol:109, ISSN:1758-1095, Pages:141-146

Idowu Y, Muir E, Easton G, 2016, PBL case writing by students based on early years clinical attachments: a focus group evaluation of a novel approach, Jrsm Open, ISSN:2054-2704

Easton GP, 2016, How medical teachers use narratives in lectures: a qualitative study, BMC Medical Education, Vol:16, ISSN:1472-6920

Conway F, Majeed A, Easton G, 2015, Diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, British Medical Journal, Vol:351, ISSN:1468-5833

Oskrochi Y, Majeed A, Easton G, 2015, Biting off more than we can chew: is BMI the correct standard for bariatric surgery eligibility?, British Journal of General Practice, Vol:65, ISSN:0960-1643, Pages:482-483

Oskrochi Y, Majeed A, Easton G, 2015, Bariatric surgery., Bmj, Vol:351

Easton GP, Oskrochi Y, 2015, Weights and measures: are bariatric surgery guidelines realistic?, Jrsm Open, ISSN:2054-2704

Cantillon P, Easton GP, 2015, Three Papers On...Feedback - what's new?, Education for Primary Care, Vol:26, ISSN:1475-990X, Pages:116-117

Lupton M, Easton GP, 2015, Teach where students will learn: one medical school's vision of the future, Education for Primary Care, Vol:26, ISSN:1475-990X, Pages:57-59

Easton G, Cantillon P, 2015, Mindfulness for the clinical teacher, Education for Primary Care, Vol:26, ISSN:1473-9879, Pages:24-25

Easton G, Baker R, 2015, Seven Days a Week, 8 AM to 8 PM Improving Access to National Health Service Primary Care, Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, Vol:38, ISSN:0148-9917, Pages:16-24

Easton G, 2014, Primary care education research - time to raise our game?, Educ Prim Care, Vol:25, ISSN:1473-9879, Pages:304-307

Baudains C, Metters E, Easton G, et al., 2013, What educational resources are medical students using for personal study during primary care attachments?, Educ Prim Care, Vol:24, ISSN:1473-9879, Pages:340-345

Powell, S, Easton, et al., 2012, Student perceptions of GP teachers' role in community-based undergraduate surgical education: a qualitative study, J R Soc Med Sh Rep, Vol:3

Easton G, Stratford-Martin J, Atherton H, 2012, An appraisal of the literature on teaching physical examination skills, Educ Prim Care, Vol:(4), Pages:246-254

Easton, G, 2012, Dr Imposter, Br J Gen Pract, Pages:313-314

Easton, G, 2007, Clicking for pills, British Medical Journal, Pages:14-15

Alder M, Easton G, 2005, Human and veterinary medicine, British Medical Journal, Pages:858-859

Easton, G, 2004, Working in the media (III) – Getting your message across, Bmj Careers

Peile EB, Easton GP, Olney S, 2001, The Renaissance School of General Medicine, British Medical Journal, Vol:323, Pages:1454-1455

Peile E, Easton G, Johnson N, 2000, The year in a training practice: what has lasting value? Grounded theoretical categories and dimensions from a pilot study, Medical Teacher, Pages:205-211


Easton GP, Ahmad, Nair, et al., 2014, How to Pass the CSA Exam: For GP Trainees and MRCGP CSA Candidates, London, Wiley, ISBN:978-1118471012

Booton, P, Cooper, et al., 2012, General Practice at a Glance, Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN:9780470655511

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