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.