Targeted educator development: Moving beyond "making it up as I go along"

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review


    Background: University-based health professions educators are typically recruited from clinical environments and enter academic institutions into complex educational roles. However, for many health professions educators, navigating this transition is complicated by a lack of formal qualification in education coupled with inconsistent expectations regarding their educational role and development. Moreover, in a context where universities are increasingly introducing teaching-focused pathways, educators are facing increasing demands in relation to educational scholarship and innovation. Therefore, this study sought to determine how university-based health professions educators make sense of and navigate their educational role and their developmental needs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAbstract Book
    Subtitle of host publicationAMEE 2020 The Virtual Conference 7-9 September 2020 Scottish Charity No. SC031681
    PublisherAssociation for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Sep 2020
    EventAMEE 2020: The Virtual Conference - Online
    Duration: 7 Sep 20209 Sep 2020 (Conference homepage)


    ConferenceAMEE 2020
    OtherAMEE 2020 Virtual Conference Programme on the Virtway Virtual Reality Platform.

    Scottish Charity: SC031618
    Internet address


    • short communications
    • education management
    • faculty development
    • shift in focus
    • from faculty development to developing educational leadership
    • career trajectory
    • longitudinal and holistic approach


    Dive into the research topics of 'Targeted educator development: Moving beyond "making it up as I go along"'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this