Professor Alex Harding

Alex Harding
HOTs co-chair

Alex Harding has worked as a GP in Exeter for the last fifteen years. He is involved at the Medical School with making sure the community part of the medical school programme runs smoothly. He is also involved in curriculum development and innovation.

Broad research specialisms

His research interests centre on clinical learning in both community and hospital settings. He works broadly in qualitative research areas and is currently doing a Doctorate in clinical education.

Here his work centres on using contemporary theory such as Actor Network Theory to interpret how students learn in the clinical environment

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Articles on this site

22 May 2019

We are really pleased that teaching, training and educational research are so well represented at this year’s conference.   Primary care educational research is clearly gaining in sophistication, strength and impact,  with positive developments in terms of multi-institution work and collaborative focus on common goals.  For example, research on the importance of authenticity and continuity in medical education and the role of  medical schools in enhancing recruitment.  This new vigour has in no small part been spearheaded by the enthusiasm and commitment of the Heads of Teaching at all UK m

03 Oct 2018

The Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have collaborated to produce, for the first time, national guidance on the design and delivery of general practice learning and teaching in UK medical schools.


16 Sep 2015

The heads of teaching of general practice and primary care in medical schools in the UK and Ireland