Dr Rachel Lindley


I’m Rachel Lindley, a Senior Lecturer (teaching focused), lead for the Community Based Medical Education Team at the University of Manchester and a General Practitioner in Hulme, Manchester.

I’ve always been passionate about combining learning with medicine. I started out in education before I qualified as a doctor by setting up and establishing Medsin. This is a student network and registered charity tackling global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action. My first project was training medical students to deliver peer-led teaching to students in local schools which helped me to understand the value of a good mentor.

I have continued my teaching career with work on clinical communication, evaluation, feedback, raising concerns, professional identity formation and teaching skills. I currently lead the Community Based Medical Education Team in Manchester delivering over 7,000 placements to students across the North West for over 2,000 students. I have had a long involvement in supporting new careers in education,   curriculum development and placement management.

I have a research interests in professional identity formation, raising concerns and clinical reasoning. My Medical Education dissertation used a narrative approach to investigate what students learn in the community. I am a reviewer for Education for Primary Care and help the team to promote academic primary care to medical students and trainees.

I hope to bring my listening skills and experience developed through work as a GP and educator to help develop my mentees in whichever direction they wish to excel.

Details about the community team can be found here and I tweet as @lindapedia