Professor Trudie E. Roberts

Professor Trudie E. Roberts

Profile

Responsible for leadership and scholarship in medical education at the University of Leeds and internationally with the Association for the Study of Medical Education in Europe. I graduated from Manchester with a degree in Medicine and a BSc in Anatomy. I then undertook my early medical training in Manchester and my research in Manchester and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. In 1995 I was appointed Senior Lecturer in Transplant Immunology at the University of Manchester. In 2000 I was appointed Professor of Medical Education at the University of Leeds. I was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2006. In 2009 I was appointed Director of the Leeds Institute of Medical Education. I was a council member of the General Medical Council from 2009 until 2012 and Chair of the Association for the Study of Medical Education until July 2013. I am a council member and Censor for the Royal College of Physicians of London. In September 2013 I took over as President of the Association for Medical Education in Europe.

BSc Applied Health (Medical Education) research project supervision.
Faculty development workshops nationally and internationally on assessment and professionalism.
Medical education, assessment, transitions, learning environment, interprofessional.
Director, Leeds Institute of Medical Education

Current and Previous Roles
January 2008 – Present - Director of the Leeds Institute of Medical Education and Honorary Consultant Physician, Leeds Acute Hospital Trust.
April 2000 – Present - Professor of Medical Education & Director of the Medical Education Unit and Honorary Consultant Physician, Leeds Acute Hospital Trust.
January 2005 – December 2008 - Head, School of Medicine, University of Leeds
Feb 1995 – March 2000 - Senior Lecturer in Transplantation Immunology and Honorary Consultant Physician – University of Manchester
Physician – University of Manchester
Director of the New Heart New Start Transplantation Laboratory

Professional Activities
President of the Association of Medical Education in Europe
Member of the International Medical University Malaysia Professional Education Advisory Committee (PEAC)
National Professional Activities
Censor of the Royal College of Physicians of England
Chair of the MRCP (UK) Academic, Quality Management and Research Committee
Council member of the General Medical Council (2009-2012)

Doctoral Supervision

 Supervision topics include assessment of competence, interprofessional education, transitions in medicine and the influence of culture and environment on learning.

Previous successful research students:
Rachmadya Hidayah
Enjy Abouzeid
Richard Brown
Genevieve Becker

Currently supervising the following doctoral students:
Aimee Charnell
Wijhdan Abusrewil
Rachmad Bekti
Faye Bennett
Khaled Almisnid
Mohammed Alqarni

 

International Speaking Engagements Jan 2017- June 2019

 

2019

Title

Event

Location

9-13 Jan

Pre & Post Conference Workshop – Essential Skills in Medical Education Assessment (ESMEA) Course part 1 & 2

APMEC (Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference)

Singapore

Symposium – Excellence in Medical Education

Symposium – Portfolios of the Future: Enhancing Education for Health

22-23 Jan

Modern Assessment Methods

Invited workshop

Helsinki

4-9 April

Frontiers in Assessment of Entrustment and Competence Across the Professions

AERA (American Education Research Association)

Toronto (Canada)

7 April

Symposium: Do medical licensing/ certification exams really make a difference?

NCME (National council on Measurement in Education

Toronto (Canada)

14 April

Plenary  - How to repurpose education and incentivise re-education

AMEA (10th Asian Medical Education Association Symposium)

Kuala Lumpur  (Malaysia)

21 June

What are the best approaches for developing a digitally capable health workforce – now and in the future?

OECD- WHO joint meeting

Paris

2018

10-14 Jan

Innovative Practice in Mobile Technology to Enhance Learning. Assessment and Professional Development in the Clinical Workplace.

APMEC (Asia Pacific  Medical Education Conference)

Singapore

Symposium - The extended Mind- Knowledge Tests of the Future

Panel Discussion - Learning Space, Classroom of the Future. TER "Building Bridges not Walls"

 24 January

Teaching and Assessing Professionalism - the biggest challenge of all.

University College Dublin

Dublin

9-10 April

Assessing Professionalism

Singapore International Advanced Assessment Course

Singapore

13-17 April

"The Teaching and Learning Community & Assessment Community"

AERA  (American Education Research Association)

New York, USA

12-16 June

Clinical Skills for the 21 Century

The Mexican Association of Medical Schools and Faculties (AMFEM) 6th International Congress of Medical Education and 5th International Congress of Simulation in Medical Education

Mazatlán, Mexico

Celebrating Failure: a way to preserve professional integrity and save the NHS?

“Excellence in Medical Education, the possibilities facing Utopia"

25-29 August

The Role and Impact of Health Professions Education Advance Degree Programmes on Faculty Development: Contributions and Challenges

AMEE

Basel, Switzerland

18-20 September

"Producing Doctors for the 21st Century"

100 Anniversary Celebrations, State Medical School, Tbilisi

Tbilisi, Georgia

14 November

Professionalism and Integrity: challenges and consequences of modern medical training

College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, Winter Conference 2018

Killarney, Ireland

 

2017

11-15 January

Contemporary Best Practices in Assessment

Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) 2017 

Singapore

From Globalisation of Education to Global Healthcare: Trends and Opportunities

How to Sustain Scholarship in Teaching and Learning?

7-9 April

AMEE ASPIRE Standards

International Medical Education Conference (IMEC) 2017

IMU, Kuala Lumpur

Quality of Cross-Border Health Professional Programmes 

12-19 April

Professionalism,

Clinical skills for the 21 Century
Assessment

Undergraduate course teaching

International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia

20-21 April

Foundations of Assessment

International Advanced Assessment Course

Singapore

26 April – 3 May

Building Research Capacity in Health Professions Education: Practices, Challenges, and Future Directions for Degree Programs

America Educational Research Association (AERA)

San Antonio, USA

Assessment of Behavioural and Non-cognitive Competencies: Where are we and where are we going?

26-30 August

Assessing Professionalism

Clinical Skills for the future

Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

Helsinki, Finland

27 September - 4 October

Professionalism,

Clinical skills for the 21 Century
Assessment

Undergraduate course teaching

International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia

26 October

Lectures on Professional Assessment

International Advanced Assessment Course

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London

10-11 November

Moving forward with Innovations: Clinical Skills for the 21st Century

Colombo Conference on Medical Education

Colombo, Sri Lanka

30 November - 2 December

Assessing Professionalism - the biggest challenge of all

2nd Balkan Education Conference Kaunas Lithuania

Kaukas, Lithuania

 

National Speaking Engagements Jan 2017- June 2019

2019

Title

Event

Location

6 March

iBSc teaching – 3 hours session on Policy and Funding

Teaching for Leeds IBSc Course in Medical Education

University of Leeds

8 March

TOPOL Review

 

 

15 March

Failure to Fail

Academy of Clinical Educators

Glasgow

21 March

Keynote presentation - Topol Review – the future

Clinicians Day Conference

Leeds

12 & 17 June

Lecture – How to set up a medical education unit  - parts 1 and 2

Postgraduate Course

University of Leeds

19 June

Securing the Topol Review forward – is digital technology the game-changer in meeting our workforce challenges

NHS Confed Conference

Manchester

2018

9 February

Assessment. Part of  a panel presentation on assessment in different educational environments.

UAL Teaching Platforms

University of Arts London

14 February

iBSc teaching - 3 hour session on Curriculum Development

Teaching for Leeds iBSc Course in Medical Education

University of Leeds

15 February

iBSc teaching - 3 hour session on Appraisal and Assessment 

Teaching for Leeds iBSc Course in Medical Education

University of Leeds

26 June

"TEF- Update"

Talk as part of an event on TEF, Dental Lecture Theatre

University of Leeds

27-28 September

Lectures on Professional Assessment

Advanced Assessment Course

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London

5 November

iBSc teaching - 3 hour session on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)

Teaching for Leeds iBSc Course in Medical Education

University of Leeds

19 November

iBSc teaching - 3 hour session on Curriculum Development

Teaching for Leeds iBSc Course in Medical Education

University of Leeds

2017

25 January

Celebrating Failure: A way to preserve professional integrity

Manchester Medical Society - Telford Lecture

Manchester

15 February

Policy and Funding - within the Curriculum Development

Leeds University iBSc Student teaching

University of Leeds

21 February

Assessing Professionalism

Leeds University iBSc Student teaching

University of Leeds

25 February

Clinical Skills for the 21st Century

Leeds Leaders  - Leeds Academic Development, Education and Research Society

University of Leeds

20 March

The Changing Culture of Medical Education. Celebrating failure: a way to preserve professional integrity and save the NHS?

Society for Education in Anaesthesia (UK), 18th ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

Hull

18 May

Clinical Skills for the 21st Century

Birmingham Medical Education Conference - the University of Birmingham with NHS Health Education England

University of Birmingham

17 October

The stethoscope has had its day.

The Future of the Stethoscope

University of Leeds

27 October

Professionalism in medical education at Leeds

University of Leeds, Medical School Professionalism Ceremony

University of Leeds

6 November

The crisis in the NHS

Medical Education - Foundation year talk to Kuwaiti students

University of Leeds

 7 November

Technology Enhanced Learning - session 1

iBSc Module  - Learning and Teaching 

University of Leeds

14 November

Technology Enhanced Learning - session 2

iBSc Module  - Learning and Teaching 

University of Leeds

22 November

Preparing Doctors for responsibility: change the person or change the place?

Health Education England Postgraduate Conference

Taunton, UK

 

I am married to a surgeon, have two children and dream of owning a Subaru WRX.

 

Research interests

My main research interests and expertise are in the areas of:

Technology in Medical Education  
Education
Assessment of competence
Professionalism
Transitions in training and education
Personalised Adaptive Learning

Qualifications

  • 2007 Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • 2006 National Teaching Fellowship
  • 1999 FRCP London
  • 1987 PhD Immunology
  • 1982 MRCP (UK), 1979 MBChB Manchester, 1976 BSc (Hons) Anatomy (1st Class)

Professional memberships

  • AMEE - Association of Medical Education in Europe
  • ASME - Association for the Study of Medical Education

Student education

I teach on the iBSc course in Medical Education on Technology Enhanced Learning, Professionalism, Assessment, and Policy and Curriculum Development.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Education
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