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Professor Andrew Grant

Professor Emeritus (Medicine), Medical School

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+44 (0) 1792 513495

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision

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Professor Andrew Grant qualified in medicine in 1983 and practised as a GP for 34 years. An increasing proportion of his career in the last 25 years has been in medical education. 

Professor Grant's senior, strategic position in medical education was recognised when he was made a principal fellow of the higher education academy in 2018. 

He completed his masters in health professions education in Masstricht, NL. And then completed a PhD exploring reflective learning in undergraduate medical education. 

As a year director and Dean of Medical education he became aware of the number of medical students who were suffering with severe mental health conditions and further recent research has been focussed on the provision of support for medical students and junior doctors with mental illness. In 2012 he led a team of researchers who were commissioned by the General Medical Council to explore sources of support for medical students with mental health conditions. The final report formed the basis of the GMC’s guidance for medical students on this subject. 


Areas Of Expertise

  • Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Mental health of medical students
  • Mental health of doctors in training
  • Qualitative research
  • Biographical narrative research
  • Reflective learning
  • Undergraduate education in primary care/general practice

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Teaching Interests

Sociocultural learning

Constructivist approach to learning 

Constructively aligned learning 

Intrinsic/extrinsic motivation for learning 

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