Professor Clare Guilding

Clare is Director of Education, Lead for Medicine Admissions, and Deputy Head at the School of Medicine. Originally from York, she graduated with a degree and PhD in neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh, then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience/neuropharmacology at the University of Glasgow and University of Manchester. In 2011 Clare moved to the School of Medicine at Newcastle University, holding numerous roles, including MBBS Deputy Degree Programme Director, PARTNERS Widening Participation Summer School lead and co-lead for the Clinical Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Prescribing strand.

From January 2017- August 2020, Clare was seconded to the role of Dean of Academic Affairs at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, with overall responsibility for quality assurance, assessment, student progress and student support for the MBBS programme. She managed the delivery of the first two years of this programme, ensuring that the outcomes and standards were the same as those delivered in Newcastle UK. Clare was intimately involved in the design and development of Newcastle's new MBBS curriculum and led and managed the implementation of this curriculum in Malaysia, led in the development and delivery of NUMed's staff development programme, and oversaw the Student Association.

Clare's education research interests lie in curriculum development and innovations in teaching. She played a key role in developing and more recently updating the British Pharmacological Society’s (BPS) UK undergraduate pharmacology curriculum, working with the inclusive pharmacology steering group to develop principles for inclusive implementation of the curriculum.

Externally she is Chair of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology Education Section, Co-Lead of Core Concepts of Pharmacology Education, and Deputy Director of the Pharmacology Education Project

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