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    Professor of Medical Education

    MBChB (Hons), MSc,MD, MRCP(UK), MRCGP,FAcadMEd,Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Palliative Medicine, Cert Ed, FHEA


    After training in hospital medicine, John entered the world of General Practice. John was a GP trainer, GP tutor, Macmillan GP Facilitator in Palliative Medicine and part-time lecturer in general practice at the University of Manchester. During his time in general practice, he was awarded the AH Robins' Fellowship in General Practice Research.  He was Associate Professor in the Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds and Professor in Medical Education at the University of Sheffield before moving to Edge Hill University in 2016 as Professor of Medical Education.

    John is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators and Higher Education Academy. Whilst at the University of Leeds, he was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship and was a World University Network Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has received major funding for national and international projects including JISC and European Union Framework 7. John’s research has led to over 120 peer-reviewed publications and he has been key note speaker at national and international conferences, as well as being a Visiting Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and Honorary Professor in Medical Education at the University of Sheffield. He is an Associate Editor for  Medical Teacher and a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Medical Education.


    John has succesfully supervised 5 PhD students to completion and is an experienced PhD external examiner.


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    • 66 Citations
    • 4 h-Index
    • 37 Article
    • 1 Abstract

    A vision of the use of technology in medical education after the COVID-19 pandemic

    Goh, P. S. & SANDARS, JOHN., 26 Mar 2020, In : MedEdPublish. p. 1-8

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    Open Access
  • Feedback training beyond simplistic models

    SANDARS, JOHN., 10 Feb 2020, In : British Medical Journal (BMJ). 368

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    Open Access
  • Improving junior doctor medicine prescribing and patient safety: an intervention using personalised, structured, video-enhanced feedback and deliberate practice

    Green, W., Shahzad, M., Wood, S., Martinez, M., Baines, A., Navid, A., Jay, R., Whysall, Z., SANDARS, JOHN. & Patel, R., 26 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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    Using a self-regulated learning-enhanced video feedback educational intervention to improve junior doctor prescribing

    Green, W., Patel, R., Shahzad, M., Church, H. & SANDARS, JOHN., 24 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Teacher.

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