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    Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine
    Edge Hill University,
    St Helens Road,
    L39 4QP

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Dr Paul Kenton is a senior lecturer at Edge Hill Medical School, with module leadership responsibility for final-year clinical sciences and weekly teaching responsibility in the 'Translation to Clinical Practice 2' module.

He graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2011 after completing study in applied biomedical science with HCPC registration (Biomedical Scientist), undertaking training and clinical rotation in the paediatric disciplines of histopathology, microbiology, haematology and clinical biochemistry. Upon qualification, he transitioned into adult clinical biochemistry and worked in a number of NHS hospitals in roles up to and including specialist-grade scientist (once he attained appropriate post-graduate education, skills and experience). He has specialist training in clinical biochemistry and multi-disciplinary near-patient/POCT testing.  He maintains HCPC registration as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist, is a Registered Scientist (Science council), a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS) and a Fellow of the Academy of Doctoral PAs (FADPA). 


Between 2016 – 2018 he undertook PA training at the University of Liverpool Medical School as part of the national expansion programme (PgDip).  He undertook rotational training in acute medicine, general practice, colorectal and general surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, forensic psychiatry, cardiology, respiratory and stroke medicine. He is a PA-R on the Royal College of Physicians’ MVR and currently works in general practice as clinical lead. In 2020 he was awarded the Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) in the advanced practice of primary care and family medicine from the University of Lynchburg, USA. He is a trained examiner for the Royal College of Physicians' PA national certification examination

Research interests

Research areas of interest include medical education (particularly physician associate education), clinical patho/physiology, standard setting, OSCE, clinical audit, clinical biochemistry, lipid disorders, endocrinology, medical leadership, near patient/POCT testing.


  • Medical education 
  • Clinical sciences 
  • Clinical skills
  • Clinical simulation / OSCE
  • Clinical supervision

Education/Academic qualification

DMSc-Doctor of Medical Science - Advanced Professional Practice - Primary Care/Family Medicine, PhD, DMSc-Doctor of Medical Science - Advanced Professional Practice - Primary Care/Family Medicine, University of Lynchburg School of PA Medicine

Award Date: 1 Jun 2020

Biomedical Science, PGDip, Biomedical Science (Renal Pathology, Lung Pathology, Near-Patient Testing, Clinical Data Interpretation), University of Greenwich

Award Date: 14 Jun 2018

PgDip Physician Associate Studies, PGDip, PgDip Physician Associate Studies, University of Liverpool

Award Date: 1 Feb 2018

BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science, BSc, BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science, Liverpool John Moores University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2011

Other positions

Year 2 Module Lead - Clinical Sciences, Edge Hill University

Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lead Physician Associate, Village Surgery, Formby

Clinical Supervisor (student/newly qualified/junior PAs), Village Surgery, Formby


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