Dr Paul Lord

Dr Paul Lord


I joined the University of Leeds School of Medicine in February 2020. I am Deputy Programme Lead for the MBChB Medicine and Surgery course, with responsibility for curriculum content and delivery. I have previously held roles as joint lead for Primary Care placements and Year 3 of the MBChB programme. I am an advisor for the Virtual Clinical Experiences project.

I completed my undergraduate training in Manchester, including a Masters in Medical Sciences. I completed an academic foundation post in central Manchester, before moving to West Yorkshire to undertake postgraduate training as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Primary Care. I have experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, both locally and in South Australia, where I was awarded fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and was an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide School of Medicine.

Here at the University of Leeds, I combine working as a general practitioner with my role in the School of Medicine, where I support our students through their undergraduate journey.

The Virtual Clinical Experiences team have developed a novel learning platform, in collaboration with a medical education technology firm, which allows clinicians to consult with patients while connecting with students remotely. It focuses on a design-based research approach working with key stakeholders to develop this technology. It is supported by funding from NHS England. 


  • MBChB Deputy Programme Lead
  • General Practitioner

Research interests

Quality of care measures in routinely collected patient data.

Use of digital technology to deliver medical education.


  • MBChB
  • MRes (Medical Sciences)

Professional memberships


Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Division of Primary Care, Palliative Care and Public Health