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Professor Jennifer (Jen) Cleland is John Simpson Chair of Medical Education Research, and Director of the Centre for Healthcare Education Research and Innovation (CHERI), University of Aberdeen, and Director of the Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium (SMERC). She is a psychologist by training, studied Psychology at Stirling, earning a PhD and MSc (Occupational Psychology) from Queen’s University, Belfast, and receiving a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Edinburgh. She was a Clinical Psychologist in Liaison Psychiatry, NHS Grampian, UK, before moving into academia full-time in 2011. Jennifer (Jen) is an internationally recognised expert in medical education research. Her particular areas of knowledge are selection, assessment and performance; medical careers decision making; education and systems reform. She is lead Editor, with Steven Durning, of Researching Medical Education, a core text for MHPE programmes globally. She was the Chair of the Association for Medical Education (ASME) from 2013-2018 and Chair of the Association for Medical Education Europe (AMEE) Research Committee (2014-2018). She is a member of AMEE Executive; an Invited Member of the Wilson Centre, Toronto; Adjunct Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the USA; the University of Southampton, UK; and Curtin University, Australia. She is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh.

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