Meet the Collaboration

Brought together especially to deliver this independent evaluation of medical revalidation, the UMbRELLA collaboration includes regulatory academics and revalidation implementers from across the United Kingdom.

The lead co-applicants in each centre are listed below:

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Dr Julian Archer

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Julian Archer is director of The Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research & Assessment (CAMERA) at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. The group is interested in medical education especially assessment and has built a reputation for world leading professional regulatory research. Julian Archer is a consultant paediatrician and chief investigator on the study. (Read More)

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Niall Cameron

NHS Education for Scotland

Niall Cameron has been a GP and has been involved with appraisal since 2003 as an appraiser, lead appraiser for GGHB and currently as National Appraisal Adviser for Medical Appraisal in Scotland employed by NHS Education Scotland. He has responsibility for appraiser training and developing systems to support appraisal and revalidation across Scotland. (Read More)

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Katie Laugharne

Wales Deanery (Cardiff University)

Katie Laugharne is the head of the Revalidation Support Unit for Wales. The Unit is responsible for delivering GP Appraisal for Wales, supporting the development of secondary care appraisal, delivering training to all appraisers, managing and developing the online appraisal and revalidation system for all doctors in Wales (marswales.org) and supporting and evaluating the introduction of revalidation (revalidation.walesdeanery.org). Katie’s background is in training, Human Resources and people and project management. She has lead a number of pieces of research in Wales relating to appraisal skills and the impact of the appraisal process and will be co-ordinating activity in Wales for the purposes of this research.(Read More)

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Professor Martin Marshall

Improvement Science London, UCL

Martin Marshall is Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL and leads Improvement Science London, an initiative to promote and embed the science of improvement across both the health service and academic sectors. Previously he was Director of R&D at the Health Foundation, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Director General in the Department of Health, and a clinical academic at the University of Manchester. He has been a GP for 24 years, now serving an inner city community in Newham, East London. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Health Care. (Read More)

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Dr Sam Regan de Bere

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Sam Regan de Bere is deputy director of The Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research & Assessment (CAMERA) at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. She is PUPSMD academic lead for Medical Humanities and Vice President of the UK Association for Medical Humanities. She has conducted professions related research for over twenty years, with particular interests in patient and public involvement (PPI) in professional education and development. She is lead for PPI in the UMbRELLA collaboration. (Read More)

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Professor Kieran Walshe

Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

Kieran Walshe is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Manchester Business School. He is also associate director of the National Institute of Health Research health services and delivery research programme. He has twenty years experience in health policy, health management and health services research. (Read More)

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Steven Wilson

Health Improvement Scotland

Steven Wilson is a Senior Programme Manager with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, leading the planning, management and delivery of national quality improvement programmes across the health sector in Scotland. As an Accreditation Team Leader with International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua), Steven also works with survey teams across the world to evaluate international healthcare organisations, ensuring they meet the highest standards and best practice. Stephen has a Master’s degree in Leadership for Health Quality Improvement from Birmingham University and an honorary research fellowship with Dundee University. He is qualified as a green belt in Lean Six Sigma and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute.

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Dr Richard Wright

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Richard Wilson is the revalidation Lead for Belfast Health and Social Care Trust since 2010. He is was associate Medical Director BHSCT (2007-2014) with responsibility for medical workforce issues. He was involved as a member of the regional working group at DHSSPSNI in developing revalidation documentation and pathways. He helped develop the Belfast Revalidation pathway.

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