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Research Group Membership

Medical Education Department

Specialisms

Medical research; statistics (esp. medical); research methods; statistical education;  plagiarism and collusion.

Academic Background

BSc Physiol. & Biochem., University of Stellenbosch, S.Africa.
BSc. (Hons.)(Med.) Med. Biochem., University of Cape Town, S.Africa.
MSc (distinction) Human Nutrition, LSHTM, University of London
PhD, Nutritional Metabolism, LSHTM, University of London
MSc (distinction) Medical Statistics, LSHTM, University of London
Dipl. (Higher Education Practice): University of East Anglia

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Career

1983-1986 Research officer, National Food Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, S.Africa.
1991-1997 Scientific officer, Nutritional Statistics Group, MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge, UK.
1998-1999 Senior Research Officer, MRC Institute for Environment and Health, Leicester
2000-2004 Research fellow then lecturer, Dept Epidemiology & Population Health, LSHTM, University of London
2004-date Lecturer, Norwich Medical School (NMS), University of East Anglia, Norwich

Teaching Interests

My main teaching activity and interest is quantitative research methods and critical appraisal for MB/BS undergraduates, postgraduates and other health professionals. I use a wide variety of methods for teaching and learning, including using online quizzes with immediate feedback, screencasts, webpages and responsive platforms for material.

Activities include:

  • Research methods (statistics, epidemiology and study design) for MB/BS students. The role includes lecturing, seminar-leading and tutoring, creating learning materials for individual learning, and also teaching and assessing critical appraisal of medical research articles
    From 2005 to 2011 I have been module coordinator in quantitative Research Methods for Year 2 and 2011 to 2016 for Year 1
  • Teaching Masters students in quantitative methods
  • Tutoring and assessing student research for oral presentation
  • Member of the MED School Assessment Group
  • School Plagiarism officer from 2009, includes teaching students, training staff (within and outside the School) and investigating and judging alleged cases
  • Training fellow staff members in plagiarism/collusion policy and practice
  • Active in University policy reviews of plagiarism/collusion
  • Medical professionalism (FTP) panel member
  • Faculty Post-Graduate Training Coordinator from 2016

 

Administrative Posts

  • Member of NMS Assessment Group, NMS Professionalism Committee, Professionalism panels, NMS Athena Swan (‘See-Saw’) Committee
  • School Plagiarism Officer
  • Chair of UEA Plagiarism Policy Review Working Group 2012
  • Member of UEA Working Group on use of Text-Matching software 2013-14

External Activities

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2016-)
  • Royal Statistical Society Medical Section, speaker (May 2013) Invited speaker at meeting entitled ‘Teaching Statistics in Universities: Where to next?’
  • Royal Statistical Society Medical Section, Programme Secretary (2016-)
  • Member of Royal Statistical Society and Nutrition Society
  • Statistical referee for the Lancet and for NIHR grant applications
  • Member of UK Teachers of Medical Statistics (Burwalls) group
  • Member of UEA Choir
  • Leader of Staff Association badminton club

Key Research Interests and Expertise

My research interests are broad and include the physical and emotional well-being of older people, especially their interaction with physical activity and nutrition. They also include medical education and assessment, preventive medicine, dietary assessment methods, and applied statistical methods including those used in epidemiology and clinical trials.  

Research Keywords:-

ageing

Research methods

diet

biostatistics

epidemiology

Statistics education

Physical activity

plagiarism

Medical education

nutrition

Selected Publications 

Miles S, Price G, Swift L, Shepstone L & Leinster S (2010) Statistics teaching in medical school: Opinions of practising doctors. BMC Medical Education 10, 75. 

Swift L, Miles S, Price GM, Shepstone L & Leinster SJ (2009) Do doctors need statistics? Doctors' use of and attitudes to probability and statistics. Statistics in Medicine 28, 1969-1981.

Kenkmann A, Price G, Bolton J & Hooper L (2010) Health, wellbeing and nutritional status of older people living in UK care homes: an exploratory evaluation of changes in food and drink provision. BMC Geriatrics 10, 28.

Gupta SK, Murthy GVS, Morrison N, Price GM, Dherani M, John N, Fletcher AE & Chakravarthy U (2007) Prevalence of Early and Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration in a Rural Population in Northern India: The INDEYE Feasibility Study. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 48, 1007-1011.

Price GM, Uauy R, Breeze E, Bulpitt CJ & Fletcher AE (2006) Weight, shape, and mortality risk in older persons: elevated waist-hip ratio, not high body mass index, is associated with a greater risk of death. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 84, 449-460.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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