I’m passionate about undertaking research and I would welcome a conversation with anyone who is undertaking, or considering undertaking, projects relating to my research interests within medical education.
Current research interests
- The impact of one-to-one conversational techniques within medical education on self-efficacy, motivation and confidence. Selected techniques include: the solution-focused approach, solution-focused coaching and non-directive questioning
- Whether the exploration of previous positive experiences (within the solution-focused coaching approach) creates enduring knowledge (‘resources’) and whether these influence future resilience and confidence
- Personal tutoring and academic advising within medical education and/or higher education
- Effective boundary setting with students within medical education and/or higher education
Selected past activity
I published and presented research with Ben Walker into the impact of specific coaching tools and techniques on student performance and emotional well-being. It was funded by The Education and Training Foundation and supported by the team at the Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training at the University of Sunderland. Click here to read a brief summary of the findings.
Aspects of the research project were presented at:
- National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) International Conference (July 2017)
- UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) Annual Conference (April 2017)
- AOC College HE Research and Scholarship Annual Conference (June 2016)
- Education and Training Foundation Annual Research Conference (July 2015)
The research was published in the InTuition Journal – The Journal for Professional Teachers and Trainers in the Further Education and Skills Sector.