Career developments

I am delighted to report that I have taken on new responsibilities in my work with Memorial University, Newfoundland (MUN) and I have been promoted to Visiting Professor.


I was at MUN earlier this month for the launch of the new MD curriculum. It was exhilarating to meet the new cohort of learners, the Class of 2017, and to participate in the case studies/problem based learning which have significant public health components. The Faculty of Medicine and the wider society there are highly supportive of medical education and very enthusiastic.




I have also taken on a specific project concerning an application for recognition of excellence in social accountability by the Faculty of Medicine which is another indicator of their support for medical education.




It is a good time to celebrate the first anniversary of my departure from employment in Wales and to reflect on the continuous progress in my medical education career through the work at MUN, with the Centre for Medical Education, Dundee University, and with the seven UK veterinary schools.


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About Iain Robbe

I am a medical practitioner (MB, BS, 1980; MRCS, LRCP, 1980) registered with the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic I have reactivated my licence to practise and I am providing telephone support to vulnerable elderly to assist them during the pandemic. I remain active as a Clinical Medical Educationist participating in a number of projects with the universities of St Mary’s and Dalhousie in Nova Scotia and Mount Allison in New Brunswick, inter alia, and separately with three of the veterinary schools in the UK. My focus is on teaching and research in professionalism, ethics, and communications, and particularly the influences of vernacular architecture on the creation of positive learning experiences in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. I have the degree of Master in Public Health from the University of London (1985) and the degree of Master in Medical Education with distinction from the University of Wales (2001). The guiding principles in my practices are based on andragogy and humanism, and the prime ethical principle of autonomy for the individual and in population health.

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  1. Dear Iain,
    Your promotion to Professor is justly deserved. Your extensive knowledge.and experience, particularly in medical education has been widely acknowledged..


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