Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineFaculty of Medicine Centre

Senior Teaching Fellow



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Collaborative Partnerships OfficeElectrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





I am a senior research fellow at Imperial College London (NHLI) specialising in Clinical Education and Healthcare Services. 

My research interests include:
• Sustainable healthcare through organisational transformation, innovation and quality improvement
• Improving multimorbidity experience and outcomes through personalised care
• Preparedness for practice, and the translation of learning into practice
• Generalism in clinical education and practice
• Health promotion and disease prevention
• Clinical learning through humanities-based approaches

I provide accredited faculty development to clinical educators and support them in researching and improving their educational practice.

I have broader educational research interests relating to diversity & equitable participation, professional identity, the links between assessment and learning behaviour, academic motivation, practitioner well-being, educational value and self-efficacy.

I launched Imperial's AoME-accredited Excellence in Clinical Education CPD course for clinical teachers and the Teaching Skills programme within the MBBS Programme.

I work externally with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Oxford, the Personalised Care Institute within the RCGP, I am an Editorial Board Member for BMC Medical Education, an external examiner on the iBSc Med Ed at QMUL. I have contributed chapters to several textbooks and was co-editor of a major textbook on Generalism for UCL Press.

PhD Medical Education | 2021-ongoing | National Heart & Lung Institute

  • Education for Sustainable Healthcare: from theory to impact

MA Clinical Education | 2016-17 | King’s College London

  • Consternation, confrontation and collaboration: narratives of medical students broaching obesity in primary care

Aurora (women in higher education leadership programme) | 2016 | Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

  • A role model for the 2019-20 cohort

Certified Diploma in Clinical Education | 2014-16 | King’s College London

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

PG Cert Academic Practice in Higher Education | 2013-14 | King’s College London

  • Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships and their impact on professional identity

MBBS (GPEP) | 2010 | King’s College London

  • Distinction

ACCA Cert Dip Accounting & Finance | 1999 | London School Of Business & Finance

  • Management & Leadership Strategy; Financial Interpretation; Management & Financial Accounting

BSc (Hons) Physics & Music | 1988 | Cardiff University

  • Chair of the Physics Society


  • Finalist, APM Research Paper of the Year, 2022
  • ASME/GMC Excellent Medical Education Awards 2019, winner 2019
  • Aspire award for student participation received on behalf of MERU and the Medical School at AMEE Annual Scientific Meeting, Basel 2018
  • Silver medal for best oral presentation at Transform MedEd Conference, Singapore 2018
  • Winner of the Education Prize at the Society for Academic Primary Care Conference, Oxford 2015
  • Winner of the Best Short Presentation Prize at the International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato 2013
  • Winner of Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) student prize 2010
  • Winner of Student Elective Poster Prize 2010
  • London RCGP prize 2009 – finalist

Leadership roles and initiatives

  • Excellence in Clinical Education: I created, launched and currently run Imperial's "Excellence in Clinical Education" CPD course for clinical teachers which is accredited through the Academy of Medical Educators. 
  • Personalised Care Insitute: I am the principal investigator in the evaluation of a national workforce development programme in Personalised Care on behalf of NHS England and the Royal College of General Practitioners.
  • Editorial Board Member: I am on the editorial board of BMC Medical Education.
  • Book Editor: I am editing a book on Generalism in Clinical Education and Practice with Professor Sophie Park through UCL Press.
  • Sustainable Healthcare: I work nationally and internationally to promote education for sustainable healthcare, in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Oxford, including a national implementation and evaluation of Sustainability in Quality Improvement teaching.
  • KUMEC: I led the King’s Undergraduate Medical Education in the Community (KUMEC) programme for years 1 & 2. I took a lead role in designing the MBBS Curriculum 2020 Longitudinal GP Placement, and I was module lead.
  • Practice of Medicine: I led the Practice of Medicine strand in the outgoing KCL curriculum.
  • Human Values:  I worked with KCL's professionalism lead to introduce positive professional development into current professionalism teaching.
  • Clinical Humanities: I built a collaboration with KCL's Dental School, the Cultural Institute and the Department of Medical Humanities to incorporate a clinical humanities project into their Stage 2 GP Placement, where students are achieving clinical learning outcomes through the humanities. I secured a £10,000 award through the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.
  • Assessment: I was Deputy Assessment Lead for Year 1 in KCL’s outgoing curriculum, supporting the quality of written assessments; I have worked with the OSCE Management Group to introduce domain-based marking, initially piloted in the Y2 history station, now rolled out across all OSCEs.
  • Quality Improvement: I piloted quality improvement projects in KCL's primary care placements (see publication list); and supported the introduction of Quality Improvement into MBBS Curriculum as a member of the Quality Improvement Working Group. I am supporting the quality improvement curriculum at Imperial College.
  • Widening Participation: My aim is to increase patient, public and student participation in the curriculum, its delivery and assessment. I have instigated student and clinical teacher participation groups within KUMEC. I delivered an annual widening participation lecture on primary care with a large number of students participating as co-hosts. I have a publication on diversity in clinical academia.

Teaching experience

  • Postgraduate teaching: facilitator on the Masters in Clinical Education at KCL and Masters in Public Health at KCL; assessor on the Masters in Public Health at Imperial College London; social prescribing for City & Hackney GP Training; Sustainable inhaler prescribing for PrescQIPP; sustainable healthcare for the Faculty of Public Health and Public Health England; personalised care planning and health coaching for Year of Care.
  • Clinical teaching: health coaching; personalised care; sustainable healthcare; clinical locum teaching; clinical skills teacher; simulation teaching at RCGP Euston Square, phase 4 behaviour change skills teaching, year 2 & phase 5 clinical role play facilitator.
  • Faculty development: I have designed and delivered AoME-accredited educational faculty development course for clinical teachers, which is being expanded nationally. I have led educational faculty development workshops on behaviour change, addressing obesity, interprofessional communication, working across language barriers, workshop facilitation, feedback, teaching in small groups, introduction to teaching for KUMEC, practical applications of educational theory, peer review, collaborative care planning, and the clinical humanities. I participate regularly in peer observation of teaching.
  • Classroom teaching: facilitator for KUMEC year 1&2 seminars; Interprofessional Education workshops on pain management, patient safety, teamwork; Schools Outreach workshops on working with vulnerable patient groups; Global Health teaching on FGM and climate change
  • Lectures & symposia: Sustainable Healthcare, Quality Improvement, Teaching Skills, Introduction to General Practice, Eliciting a Medical History, Access to Healthcare, Professionalism, Long-Term Conditions & the Healthcare Team, Opportunistic Health Promotion, The Primary Secondary Care Interface; Outreach lectures on Prisoner and Homeless Health and Primary Care.
  • E-learning and blended learning: Addressing Obesity in a Consultation for King’s Health Partners; Sustainable Healthcare section of Quality Improvement e-learning module for GKT School of Medical Education; Stage 2 Longitudinal Placement Module on KEATS (KCL Moodle platform). I have supported the Professional Values and Behaviours theme at Imperial in implementing online quality improvement workshops to over 350 students.
  • SSCs and scholarly projects: Learning from Online Patient Narratives (collaboration with James Munro from Care Opinion); Compassion in Medical Education; Behaviour Change Approaches to Obesity; Exercise Prescribing; Undergraduate Research Experience projects in medical education; Sustainable Healthcare.



Young Y, Leedham-Green K, Jensen-Martin J, 2023, Improving transitions between clinical placements, The Clinical Teacher, Vol:20, ISSN:1743-4971, Pages:1-7

Spooner R, Clack A, Parslow Williams S, et al., 2023, Empowering students and health workers to take action on climate change, Medical Teacher, Vol:45, ISSN:0142-159X, Pages:444-445

Adelekan-Kamara Y, Mohammed-Hareef A, Karmanpreet B, et al., 2023, Factors underpinning an improved menopausal experience in the workplace for doctors: a UK-based qualitative study, Bmj Open, Vol:13, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:1-11

Nageswaran P, Leedham-Green K, Nageswaran H, et al., 2023, Digital wellbeing: are educational institutions paying enough attention?, Medical Education, Vol:57, ISSN:0308-0110, Pages:216-218

Freitas F, Leedham-Green K, Smith S, et al., 2023, Partners in academic endeavour: characterising student engagement across internationally excellent medical schools, Medical Teacher, Vol:45, ISSN:0142-159X, Pages:830-837

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