Learning and practice in clinical settings


Research in this area is undertaken with local, national and international partners in academia and clinical settings.  Projects focus on a number of areas related to gender, learning and practice in clinical settings, simulation, transitions in professional responsibility and understandings about professional identity and multi-disciplinary working.  Our research is highly interdisciplinary and informed by contemporary practice-based socio-material understandings of learning.

Key collaborations

  • Birkbeck, University of London
  • ProPEL, University of Stirling
  • Innsbruck University (School of Management), Austria
  • University of Leuven (Laboratory of Education & Society), Belgium
  • Roskilde University (Graduate School of Lifelong Learning), Denmark
  • Tallinn University (Centre for Educational Technology), Estonia
  • University of Jyvaskyla (Department of Education), Finland
  • University of Trento (School of Sociology), Italy
  • University of Bergen (GAMUT - Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre), Norway
  • University of Western Cape (Division for Lifelong Learning), South Africa
  • University of Link√∂ping (Faculty of Health Sciences), Sweden
  • NHS Trust clinicians
  • Industrial partners (e.g. The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Barcelona; Medical Protection Society)

Key funding successes

  • West Yorkshire Workforce Development Confederation
  • NHS Airedale, Bradford & Leeds
  • Higher Education Academy
  • General Medical Council, UK
  • Department of Health, UK
  • ESRC, UK
  • EU FP7, EU