Dr Duncan Shrewsbury
Duncan is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Clinical Education & Primary Care at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), and GP in Brighton. Duncan uses they/them pronouns. At BSMS, Duncan is the deputy lead for curriculum development of the BM BS programme, academic GP training lead, and the lead for medical education research for the medical school.
Duncan has a background in teaching and research, having started their educational career as a biology teacher in an adult education college in the West Midlands. Their main area of research activity focuses on wellbeing, learning difficulties and disabilities in clinical education, health inequalities, inclusive and anti-exclusive practices, with an especial focus on care for trans and gender diverse people in the community setting. For their PhD, they looked at dyslexia in doctors.
Duncan is passionate about general practice. When they were a trainee, they chaired the RCGP national trainees committee, and supported national recruitment initiatives (there are still some cringe-worthy video clips posters floating about). They have also led the development of the RCGP's wellbeing strategy, and co-chaired the RCGP's newly established wellbeing committee for it's first year.
In 2021, Duncan was awarded the highest level of professional recognition from the Higher Education Academy – the Principal Fellow (PFHEA) status in recognition of a sustained and substantial impact from effective strategic leadership in higher education, resulting in changes of practice and improvements in quality. Curriculum development around interprofessional education (IPE) and health inequalities have received national awards and recognition.
Duncan's profile page at Brighton and Sussex Medical School