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Dr Elsa Randles


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GP Tutor and Clinical Year Lead

I have lived and worked in the North East all my life, apart from a brief stint working in Kenya as a junior doctor. I graduated with MBBS with Distinction from Newcastle University in 2002 and worked as a junior doctor in various local hospitals, before training as a GP in Northumberland. I qualified in 2007, and gained my MRCGP in 2008. I currently work as a part-time GP in Newcastle upon Tyne, in addition to my role in the medical school here at Sunderland.

Having previously worked for the Newcastle University MBBS programme (2008-2017), I have experience in early clinical experience, communication skills teaching, inter-professional learning, and patient and public involvement. I also have a Masters in Clinical Education (MClinEd) (Newcastle University 2014), and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2009).

In the University of Sunderland School of Medicine, I am a Clinical Year Lead and GP Tutor, with responsibility for GP placements in Phase 2 (Years 3 and 4) of MBChB. I am excited to be part of this innovative new medical school.



Teaching and supervision

  • Phase 2 (Years 3 and 4) GP rotations 
  • Clinical Skills teaching, Year 2 MBChB

Research interests for potential research students

  • Role transitions in medical training and careers 
  • The role of the arts and humanities in medical training and practice
  • Inter-professional learning and teaching
  • Clinical communication skills  
  • Shared decision making in clinical practice

Research

My research has centred around improving communication skills in medical practice, through embedding interprofessional learning in undergraduate medical curricula, and by developing skills for shared decision making.

  • Role transitions in medical training and careers
  • The role of the arts and humanities in medical training and practice
  • Interprofessional learning and teaching
  • Clinical communication skills
  • Shared decision making in clinical practice

Last updated 10 October 2022