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Charlotte Rees

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Charlotte Rees is a social scientist and educationalist by background. She is Professor of Education Research and Director of the internationally renowned Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee, UK.

Charlotte has held previous positions as Associate Professor at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia; Senior Lecturer and Foundation Academic Lead for Human Sciences, Communication Skills and Professionalism at Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK; Lecturer at the Nottingham Medical School, University of Nottingham, UK.

For over 10 years, Charlotte has developed a program of research about patient-centered professionalism in medical education. Her current and future plans for research include exploring healthcare students’ professionalism and professional identity formation and student-patient-tutor interaction in the healthcare workplace. Although she has extensive experience with quantitative research methods, her methodological approach largely draws on qualitative methods currently. Charlotte is particularly interested in innovations in qualitative data analysis in medical education research such as systematic metaphor, discourse and narrative analysis.

She is Deputy Editor for one of the highest ranked education journals (scientific disciplines) Medical Education and has published over 60 articles across a broad range of journals including Medical Education, Academic Medicine, Social Science & Medicine, Communication & Medicine and Qualitative Health Research.

As Professor of Education Research across the College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, she provides strategic leadership for research, builds research capacity, creates effective research partnerships between CME/IHSE and organisations within and external to The University of Dundee, manages a comprehensive programme of educational research seminars and events through IHSE, and contributes to the research output of CME/IHSE.

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For over ten years, Charlotte has developed a program of research about patient-centred professionalism in medical education. Current and future research plans include exploring healthcare students’ professionalism and professional identity formation, the assessment of medical students’ professional attitudes and behaviours, psychological and sociological theories applied to medical education research, student-patient-tutor interaction in the workplace, and patient involvement in education. With a theoretical and methodological background in the social sciences, she has expertise as a quantitative and qualitative researcher and employs innovative methods of analysis in medical education research. With well over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters, she has published widely in a broad range of journals including Medical Education, Academic Medicine, Social Science & Medicine, Communication & Medicine, and Qualitative Health Research. She is Deputy Editor for Medical Education, one of the highest ranked journals in its field.

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