Jennifer Cleland

Professor Jennifer Cleland


Professor Jennifer Cleland is John Simpson Chair of Medical Education Research, and Director of the Centre for Healthcare Education Research and Innovation (CHERI), University of Aberdeen, Scotland; Chair of the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME); Director of the Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium (SMERC); Lead for the Association for Medical Education Europe (AMEE) Research Committee; Chair of the Board of Management for Medical Education; Associate Editor for Perspectives in Medical Education; an Invited Member of the Wilson Centre, Toronto; and Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the USA.  She was a Clinical Psychologist in Liaison Psychiatry, in the UK health service (NHS) before moving into academia full-time.

With nearly 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, she has published widely in a broad range of journals including the BMJ, Medical Education and Quality and Safety in Healthcare.  She is co-editor, with Steven Durning, on “Researching Medical Education” (Wiley, 2015).

Jen’s particular research interests are: selection, assessment and performance; medical careers decision making; education and systems reform.  Her research spans the continuum of undergraduate and postgraduate training.