Personal profile


Mrs Elizabeth Davison

  • Research Associate/Centre Assistant, Centre for Interprofessional Practice
    Associate Tutor, School of Health Sciences 
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1603 59 7925


    Location: Norwich Medical School, Room, 1.30


  • Batchelor of Arts First Class Honours Degree in Early Modern History (BA)
  • Master of Arts in Early Modern History (MA)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice 
  • Registered Fellow of the Advance HE

Research interests 

  • Impact of Healthcare Assistant Project on practising doctors who took part in the Project while Year 1 MB BS medical students
  • Medical students working as Healthcare Assistants, and the impact of this on their future values and practice
  • Impact of Healthcare Assistants working as mentors 
  • Impact of Interprofessional Learning on interprofessional teamworking
  • Impact of IPL on patient care 
  • Impact of IPL on working with people living with dementia

 Elizabeth is a Research Associate within the Centre for Interprofessional Practice (CIPP). 

 Elizabeth as been involved in the delivery of a healthcare assistant project (HCA Project) for Gateway Year 0 and Year 1 medical students since 2017.  Elizabeth co-authored an academic paper published in Clinical Teacher: 'Medical students working as healthcare assistants: an evaluation', 2019, Authors: Elizabeth Davison and Susanne Lindqvist.

Elizabeth has studied the impact of medical students working as Healthcare Assistants and the impact on medical students' future values and practice.   Please access the following academic paper published in the Journal of Interprofessional Care:  'From doing to knowing': medical students' experiences working as Healthcare Assistants, 2021, Authors: Elizabeth Davison, Joanna Semlyen & Susanne Lindqvist.

Elizabeth's recent research investigated the impact on healthcare assistants of mentoring medical students in raising their profile within the workp[place as valid and important members of the MDT.  An academic paper authored by Elizabeth Davison, Joanna Semlyen and Susanne Lindqvist has been accepted for publication subject to revisions.

Elizabeth’s current research investigates the long-term impact on medical students who previously took part in the Healthcare Assistant Project and worked as healthcare assistants during their Year 1 as MB BS students, and who have since qualified as doctors.  

Attendance at the British Society of Gerontology Conference, 5-7 July 2023.  Elizabeth submitted an abstract: The importance of inter-generational contact: medical students working as healthcare assistants in care homes.  She presented on this topic at a Special Interest Group Symposium.  The symposium focussed on innovative approaches to improving practice in care homes.  As part of the Healthcare Assistant Project at UEA, medical students are trained, and work shifts within care and nursing homes.   

Attendance at the Interprofessional Practice and Education in health & social care 8th European Conference, (EIPEN) Bochum, 6-8 September 2023:  Elizabeth submitted a Proposal and academic poster which was accepted and displayed in the poster gallery,   

Member of Interprofessional Schwartz Rounds Steering Group at UEA.

Member of Interprofessional Learning Quality Committee at UEA.

Member of the Health Professions Education Scholarship Innovation Research Network (SIReN) at UEA.

Elizabeth previously developed and delivered the IPL1 programme to pre-registration, first year healthcare students. She successfully delivered an educational pilot concerning communication difficulties.  Students who previously took part IPL1 in 2016/17 were invited to take part.  Successful completion of the pilot enabled students to obtain a certificate that recognised their achievement of the Health Education England Tier 1 Dementia Education Learning Outcomes, in working with people living with dementia.  

Following the pilot study, Elizabeth co-authored an academic paper published in Clinical Teacher: 'Using interprofessional dementia learning opportunities to prepare the future healthcare workforce: findings from a pilot study', 2019, Authors: Elizabeth Davison, Sarah Housden & Susanne Lindqvist.

Elizabeth joined UEA in 2001 as PA to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Health and Professional Group. In 2004 she moved to work full-time as Centre Assistant in the Centre for Interprofessional Practice, becoming a Research Assistant in 2012.  She became IPL1 Co-ordinator in 2013 and in the same year also obtained a First Class Honours Degree in History and commenced an MA in Early Modern History, graduating in 2016.  

In 2019 Elizabeth gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (MA-HEP).



Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, University of East Anglia

Sep 2013May 2015

Award Date: 16 Jul 2015

Bachelor of Arts, University of East Anglia

Sep 2007May 2013

Award Date: 18 Jul 2013