Imperial College London

Dr Jo Horsburgh

Central FacultyCentre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship

Principal Teaching Fellow in Medical Education



+44 (0)20 7594 8848j.horsburgh




S508Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Cuming, T. & Horsburgh, J. (2019) ‘Constructing Surgical Identities: Becoming a surgical educator’ in Nestel, D., Dalrymple, K., Paige, J. and Aggarwal, R. Advancing Surgical Education: Theory, Evidence and Practice. Dordrecht: Springer.

Beckwith, H., Kingsbury, M., & Horsburgh, J. (2018) 'Why do people choose nephrology? Identifying positive motivators to aid recruitment and retention.' Clinical Kidney Journal, 11(5), 599-604. 

 Horsburgh, J. & Ippolito, K. (2018) ‘A skill to be worked at: Using social learning theory to explore the process of learning from role models in clinical settings.’ BMC Medical Education.

 Ippolito, K. & Horsburgh, J. (2017) ‘On the job learning in clinical settings’ in S. Rutherford (ed) Informal Learning: Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Selected Conference Presentations

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Horsburgh, J. (2018) Exploring the impact of gender on the professional identity development of medical educators. Oral Presentation at AMEE, August 2018, Basel.

Chu, A., Horsburgh, J. and Salooja, N. (2017) The value of a peer learning medical education portfolio workshop in early career development.  Oral presentation at ASME, July 2017, Exeter.

Ippolito, K., Rees, H. & Horsburgh, J. (2016) Exploring Transformative Learning at a Research Intensive University. Oral presentation at  2nd Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, UCL, June 2016, London.

Ippolito, K. & Horsburgh, J. (2015) A skill to be worked at: exploring the process of learning from role models.  Oral presentation at ASME, July 2015, Edinburgh.

Horsburgh, J. & Ippolito, K (2015) Making explicit the implicit: clinical teachers’ views of learning from role models. Oral presentation at AMEE, September 2015, Glasgow.

Mukherjee, J., Mountjoy, S., Sharma, S., Horsburgh, J., Worton, S., Morris, G and Low-Beer, N (2014) Students’ perceptions of pre-class preparatory material in Team Based Learning can guide future curriculum development: a qualitative study. Oral presentation at Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, Singapore.  (Shortlisted for best oral presentation)

Selected Conference Workshops

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Kingsbury, M., Horsburgh, J. and Ippolito, K. (2018). The Development Dilemmas': Using Mezirow to transform professional identity and impact organizational change. ICED, June 2018, Atlanta. 

Horsburgh, J. (2016) Making the most of peer and self-assessment. TASME, April 2016, London.

Ippolito, K. & Horsburgh, J. (2014) How to be an effective role model:  Making explicit the implicit. ASME, July 2014, Brighton.