Dr Melvyn M. Jones


Melvyn Jones is a Reader in General Practice and Head of Teaching at St George's University London, an Assoc Prof at UCL and a portfolio General Practitioner in Hertfordshire. 

Melvyn has mentoring experience with the SAPC scheme and working on the North Thames GP mentoring scheme, but many of his roles have a mentoring component such as a GP trainer and personal tutor to medical students.  While most of his experience has been working with GPs, he has also worked closely with nurses in clinical, managerial and research roles and has some experience of working with statisticians, psychologists, professional support staff, library /information technologists etc. He has an interest in trying to raise the profile (and improve the career prospects) of teachers and educationalists within research intensive institutions.

He did his GP training in London and Oxford before working in Australia.  His first academic post was as an Inner City Lecturer at Bart’s (later Bart’s & the London) Medical School.  He then joined UCL, where he was involved in setting up the BSc in Primary Health Care. During this time he completed his Masters at UMDS (later King’s College London). In 1999 he became a visiting scholar to the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada and was awarded a King’s Fund traveling fellowship. He was awarded a BHF Research Fellowship in 2002 leading to his MD.

Since 2005 he has led the UCL MB BS Year Four Community based teaching programme heading up the Medicine in the community course, and Care of the older person. He was awarded Senior Fellowship of the HEA in 2014 and an Excellence in Medical Education award by UCL in 2014. He is a Fellow and council member of the Academy of Medical Educators.

He has published in the fields of medical education, cardiovascular observational research and health services research. His current research interests are exploring chest pain in diabetes and developing the educational research activity within his department.  He is a co-director of the London BICC (BEME [Best evidence in medical education] International Collaborating Centre).

He was a member of the NICE COPD guideline development and Quality Standard groups, NIHR HTA primary care panel member and has been a board member of the east London Faculty of the RCGP, and Hon Sec for the Section of General Practice and Primary care of the Royal Society of Medicine.