Dr Gemma Ashwell
I joined the Academic Unit of Primary Care at the University of Leeds as a Clinical Teaching Fellow in 2017. I co-lead the Individuals and Populations course and teach on the Primary Care modules in years 3 and 4.
In 2022 I have started a funded Clinical PhD Fellowship researching the role of digital education in developing empathy, compassion and social responsibility in undergraduate medical education.
My main academic interests are in medical education, digital education, health inequalities and inclusion health.
I work as a General Practitioner and Trainer at a practice in central Bradford where we provide primary care for those experiencing homelessness, asylum seekers, refugees and women involved in prostitution. I’m the clinical lead of the Bradford Respite and Intermediate Care Support Services, an intermediate care facility for people experiencing homelessness and significant physcial health problems. I am a member of the RCGP Health Inequalities Standing Group and a Trustee of the charity Fairhealth, which develops open access educational materials designed to enable health care professionals and students to develop confidence working in areas of deprivation and to reduce inequalities in health.
- Co-lead Individual and Populations year 2
Medical students’ experiences of health inequalities and inclusion health education.
Dixon. H, Povall. A, Ledger.A, Ashwell.G. (2021)
The Clinical Teacher: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tct.13388
General Practice post-COVID-19: time to put equity at the heart of health systems?
Ashwell. G, Blane. D, Lunan. C, Matheson.J. (2020)
British Journal of General Practice: https://bjgp.org/content/70/697/400
Women involved in prostitution and COVID-19: How can we help?
Ashwell. G. (2020)
British Journal of General Practice Life: https://bjgplife.com/2020/04/08/women-involved-in-prostitution-and-covid-19-how-can-we-help/
Street Medics: An innnovative learning opportunity for UK medical students in a primary care outreach setting.
Walsh.D, Ashwell.G, Traviss-Turner. G, Briscoe. R, Stroud.L. (2019)
Education for Primary Care: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/KMN2T26SGG7HV3TRUDG5/full?target=10.1080/14739879.2019.1700830
Healthcare for those experiencing homelessness
Chapter in edited book - Tackling Causes and Consequences of Health Inequalities: A Practical Guide for clinicians. 2019. Taylor Frances.
The role of primary care in reducing healthcare inequalities
Chapter contributed to SAPC/RCGP Teaching General Practice resource set. 2019.
G.K Ashwell and L.Chiddick
Trainees’ tales of less than full time training
R.Topley, G.K.Ashwell, J. Webb, A Brightwell, R. Roden, O.J. Corrado
British Medical Journal, 2012 August 345:1-50 No 7871.
The use of antipsychotics in patients with dementia
Foundation Years Journal, 2010 September 4(8):28–32.
Autism and Aspergers Syndrome
Innovait, 2009, volume 2, issue 11 page 651-656
Audit of influenza vaccination in primary care
G.K Ashwell, A. A Aslam, J. L Griffin, K. Horsnell, N. Rashid, and N. Shahzad
British Journal of General Practice, 2006 June 1; 56(527): 461
Street Medics: An innovative learning opportunity for medical students in a primary care outreach setting
G.K Ashwell, D. Walsh
Society for Academic Primary Care Conference 2019
Values at the centre of care: changing lives for the most excluded
G. Rowlands and G. K. Ashwell
Key note presentation at the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health annual conference, 2019
Homelessness and Health: Innovations in primary care
J. Shacklock, D. Saeedi, G. Ashwell
RCGP Annual Conference 2018
Caring for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Gemma Ashwell, Mary Jeomba
Deprivation Health Study Day 2017
Female Genital Mutilation and Safeguarding the Female Child
Safeguarding Day, Bradford Teaching Hospital Trust
Gemma Ashwell, Rebecca North
A new model of integrated primary care initiatives for the homeless
G.K. Ashwell, A. Smith
Oral Presentation at the RCGP Annual Conference 2015
Involving GP speciality trainees in teaching and learning: development of visiting lecturer posts.
J.Kirby, G.K. Ashwell, K. Baldwin
Oral presentation at the RCGP Annual Conference 2013
- MBChB (Hons)
- BSc International Health (Hons)
- PGC Primary Care Ed (Distinction)
- DRCOG, DFSRH
- Royal College of General Practitioners
- Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
- Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
My teaching role in the School of Medicine is principally co-leading the population health module as well as teaching Primary Care in years 3 amd 4. I am involved in supervising research projects with Intercalated Medical Education BSc students and year 4/5 Extended Research Projects.
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
- Division of Primary Care, Palliative Care and Public Health