Pauline Bryant

Dr, Bachelor or Medicine Batchelor of Surgery

  • 2.06A Medical School

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Key Responsibilities

Course Director MClinEd

Leadership Lead Norwich Medical School


Academic Background

I am passionate about education. I enjoy facilitating students to achieve their potential and developing new parts of the curriculum.

Current Positions  

I am the Course Director of the MClinEd. This multi-professional masters course (full time 1 year/ part time 3 years) provides training in clinical education, theory and practice with an opportunity to undertake a work based project. 

I am the Leadership Lead for the Norwich Medical School. I encourage all students to generate ideas and leadership projects. I want all students to gain experience and confidence in leadership to develop future leaders for the NHS. In collaboration with a team from the UEA Business School and the Norfolk and Norwich NHS Hospital trust, I run the undergraduate leadership curriculum. We run workshops for all students and Student Selected Studies in Year 1 and Year 3. 

I support and supervise a number of other student projects in education and leadership.

I am a Problem Based Learning tutor

I am trained in coaching. I am a staff mentor and coach.

I am a school governor.    

Academic History

I qualified as a doctor from University College London (UCL) in 1991. After qualification as a GP, I spent a year training in research and teaching on the London Academic Training Scheme. I worked as an inner-city London GP and lecturer at UCL for 10 years where I researched and developed undergraduate teaching in General Practice. At that time this was new, and I supported the development of University Linked Practices.

In 2007 I moved to Norwich and joined the Norwich Medical School. My first post was as an associate tutor for PBL. I became a Clinical Skills Lecturer in 2008. I was fascinated by the pedagogy of PBL and undertook an EdD at UEA to enable me to explore the PBL learning environment.

I was Head of PBL from 2013 to 2018.

I was Head of Year 2 from 2011 to 2021.  



Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Education, University of East Anglia

1 Jan 20091 Jun 2018

Award Date: 1 Sep 2018

Master of Education, University of Dundee

1 Jun 19981 Jun 2005

Award Date: 1 Jun 2005

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University College London


Award Date: 19 Jul 1991

External positions

External Examiner St Georges Medical School London, St George's University of London

1 Sep 202031 Aug 2025

External Examiner Final Year MBBS University College Medical School, University College London


External examiner MBBS undergraduate medicine degree programme, Brighton and Sussex Medical School